Housing attributes and Hong Kong real estate prices: a quantile regression analysis
AbstractBy nature, people’s tastes and preferences are unique and diverse so that a constant coefficient of each housing attribute produced by ordinary least squares (OLS) is not able to fully describe the behaviour of homebuyers of different classes. To complement the least squares, quantile regression is used to identify how real estate prices respond differently to a change in one unit of housing attribute at different quantiles. Theoretically, quantile regression can be utilized to estimate the implicit price for each housing attribute across the distribution of real estate prices, allowing specific percentiles of prices to be more influenced by certain housing attributes when compared to other percentiles. Empirical results demonstrate that most housing attributes, such as apartment size, age and floor level, command different prices at different quantiles. With the use of this approach, the efficiency of the mortgage markets is enhanced by offering more accurate prediction of real estate prices at the lower and upper price distribution.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Construction Management and Economics.
Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): 5 (March)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RCME20
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.