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Forecasting Dynamic Investment Timing under the Cyclic Behavior in Real Estate


  • Changha Jin

    () (Department of Real Estate, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4020, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4020)

  • Terry V. Grissom

    () (School of the Built Environment, The University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road, Newtownabbey Co. Antrim. UK BT 37)


This paper applies the Hodrck-Prescott (HP) filter to forecast short-term residential real estate prices under cyclical movements. We separate the trend component from the cyclical component. We show that each regional residential market reacts not only to previous price movements, but also that these regional markets react to previous shocks under Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) modeling. Using the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, we compare our forecast to index values from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Housing Futures and Options. Our study identifies possible systematic errors from the different price adjustments reflecting current market situations.

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  • Changha Jin & Terry V. Grissom, 2008. "Forecasting Dynamic Investment Timing under the Cyclic Behavior in Real Estate," International Real Estate Review, Asian Real Estate Society, vol. 11(2), pages 105-125.
  • Handle: RePEc:ire:issued:v:11:n:02:2008:p:105-125

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    1. David Gray, 2015. "Hidden Properties of Irish House Price Vintages," Housing Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(8), pages 1317-1353, November.

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    Real estate investment; Real estate cycle; residential housing futures contract; Real estate risk hedging;

    JEL classification:

    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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