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Intra-Project Externality and Layout Variables in Residential Condominium Appraisals

This study examines the impact of intra-project externalities and layout variables on the selling prices of 897 condominium units in the cities of Irvine and Santa Ana in Orange County, California. It documents that, at a micro-level, proximity to intra-project externalities such as greenspace, swimming pools, recreational areas, traffic noise, and the like, and project layout variables representing the location of individual condominium units within multiunit structures, have significant effects on the property values of units within a condominium project. The results indicate that, when cost is not prohibitive, both appraisers and underwriters should take intra-project externalities and layout variables into consideration when estimating property values or underwriting residential mortgages for condominium properties.

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

Volume (Year): 15 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 131-146

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Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:15:n:2:1998:p:131-146
Contact details of provider: Postal: American Real Estate Society Clemson University School of Business & Behavioral Science Department of Finance 401 Sirrine Hall Clemson, SC 29634-1323
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