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House Prices and Bubbles in New Zealand

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  • Patricia Fraser

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  • Martin Hoesli

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  • Lynn McAlevey

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This paper studies actual (real) house prices relative to fundamental (real) house values in New Zealand for the period 1970-2005. We find disparities between actual and fundamental house prices in the early 1970s and 1980s and from 2000 to date. These deviations are found to be substantially more pronounced than for New Zealand stocks. Contrary to the results that have been reported for many other countries, however, there is no evidence of a deviation in the latter part of the 1980s. Finally,we find that the current deviation of house prices from fundamentals is due to price dynamics rather than an overreaction to fundamentals.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Volume (Year): 37 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 71-91

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:37:y:2008:i:1:p:71-91

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Keywords: Real house prices; Real disposable income; Fundamentals; Present value; Time-varying risk; Bubbles; New Zealand; G12; R31; G18;

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  1. Mao-wei Hung & Leh-chyan So, 2012. "How Much Extra Premium Does a Loss-averse Owner-occupied Home Buyer Pay for His House?," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 705-722, October.
  2. Chen, Pei-Fen & Chien, Mei-Se & Lee, Chien-Chiang, 2011. "Dynamic modeling of regional house price diffusion in Taiwan," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 315-332.
  3. Sarah Drought & Chris McDonald, 2011. "Forecasting house price inflation: a model combination approach," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper Series DP2011/07, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
  4. Jean-Pierre Andre, 2011. "Economic Imbalances: New Zealand's Structural Challenge," Treasury Working Paper Series 11/03, New Zealand Treasury.

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