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The Announcement Effect of an Airport Expansion on Housing Prices

  • G. Jud

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  • Daniel Winkler

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    The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of the announcement of a new airport hub on housing prices near the airport. While numerous studies of airport noise have found that high noise levels reduce property values, few have been able to measure the announcement effect on values. The results indicate that after controlling to extraneous influences, housing property prices in a 2.5 mile band from the Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem metropolitan airport declined approximately 9.2% in the post-announcement period. In the next 1.5-mile band, house prices declined approximately 5.7% in the post-announcement period. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 91-103

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:33:y:2006:i:2:p:91-103
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