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Determining Apartment Rent: The Value of Amenities, Services, and External Factors

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    This paper examines the effects of various amenities, services, and external factors on rent for multifamily housing. The attributes studied include amenities and services such as covered parking, modern kitchen, and maid service, occupancy restrictions such as no pets allowed, and external factors such as traffic congestion, proximity to work, and access to public transportation. The empirical results show that a number of these characteristics do affect rent. Specifically, such items as covered parking and modern kitchen are important determinants of rent. External factors such as traffic congestion and access to public transportation also have a significant impact. A model is presented to compare the costs and benefits of providing certain amenities and services.

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    Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.

    Volume (Year): 4 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 33-44

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:4:n:2:1989:p:33-44

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    1. James R. Frew & G. Donald Jud, 1988. "The Vacancy Rate and Rent Levels in the Commercial Office Market," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 3(1), pages 1-8.
    2. Richard V. Butler, 1982. "The Specification of Hedonic Indexes for Urban Housing," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 58(1), pages 96-108.
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    1. Fuerst, Franz, 2007. "Office Rent Determinants: A Hedonic Panel Analysis," MPRA Paper 11445, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. C.F. Sirmans & Krisandra A. Guidry, 1993. "The Determinants of Shopping Center Rents," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 8(1), pages 107-116.
    3. Fuerst, Franz & McAllister, Patrick, 2008. "Green Noise or Green Value? Measuring the Price Effects of Environmental Certification in Commercial Buildings," MPRA Paper 11446, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 2008.
    4. Beth Wilson & James Frew, 2007. "Apartment Rents and Locations in Portland, Oregon: 1992 – 2002," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 29(2), pages 201-218.
    5. G. Stacy Sirmans & C.F. Sirmans & John D. Benjamin, 1994. "Apartment Rent, Concessions and Occupancy Rates," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 9(3), pages 299-312.
    6. Zhenguo Lin & Marcus Allen & Charles Carter, 2013. "Pet Policy and Housing Prices: Evidence from the Condominium Market," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 109-122, July.

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