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Residential Real Estate Prices: A Room with a View

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  • Michael T. Bond


    (Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio)

  • Vicky L. Seiler


    (Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI 96813)

  • Michael J. Seiler


    (Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI 96813)

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    This article is the winner of the Real Estate Broker / Agency manuscript prize (sponsored by the Center for the Study of Real Estate Brokerage/ Agency at Cleveland State University) presented at the 2001 American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting. This study examines the effect that a view of Lake Erie has on the value of a home. Unlike previous studies, the current investigation is able to successfully control for view. That is, because of the unique building codes of lakefront homes in this sample, homes analyzed either do or do not have a view. Moreover, transaction-based home prices are used which is an improvement over previous studies that rely on appraisal-based data. The results indicate that square footage and lot size also significantly affect a home’s value. More importantly, having this very desirable view adds $256,544.72 (an 89.9% premium) to the value of the home.

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

    Volume (Year): 23 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 1/2 ()
    Pages: 129-138

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    Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:23:n:1/2:2002:p:129-138
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