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Cash Equivalency in Dichotomous Residential Markets



When a residential sale is financed using a below-market rate of interest, as with a mortgage assumption or a contract for deed, the sale price may have incorporated into it the capitalized value of the financing. One technique that is used to determine the value of the below-market financing is the cash equivalency calculation. Using cash equivalency, this study addresses the question of whether advantageous financing has the same value in two separate and dichotomous housing markets.

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  • Steven P. Mooney, 1990. "Cash Equivalency in Dichotomous Residential Markets," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 5(1), pages 89-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:5:n:1:1990:p:89-106

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    1. Vinod B. Agarwal & Richard A. Philips, 1985. "The Effects of Assumption Financing Across Housing Price Categories," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 13(1), pages 48-57.
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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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