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Real Estate Transfer Taxes and Property Values: The Philadelphia Story

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  • Benjamin, John D
  • Coulson, N Edward
  • Yang, Shiawee X

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We examine the effect of the 1988 increase in the Philadelphia real estate transfer tax on the sale price of residential property. We find that sales prices fell, as expected. While sampling variability is slightly higher than desirable, the point estimate of the key coefficient indicates a decrease in house price far greater than what would be expected with perfect capital markets. This may be attributed to either capital market imperfections or the news value of the tax increase. The burden of the transfer tax thus rests on the seller. Copyright 1993 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Benjamin, John D & Coulson, N Edward & Yang, Shiawee X, 1993. "Real Estate Transfer Taxes and Property Values: The Philadelphia Story," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 7(2), pages 151-157, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:7:y:1993:i:2:p:151-57
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    1. Guillaume Bérard & Alain Trannoy, 2017. "The Impact of a Rise in the Real Estate Transfer Taxes on the French Housing Market," AMSE Working Papers 1732, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France.
    2. Benjamin Dachis & Gilles Duranton & Matthew A. Turner, 2008. "Sand in the Gears: Evaluating the Effects of Toronto's Land Transfer Tax," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 277, December.
    3. Ian Davidoff & Andrew Leigh, 2013. "How Do Stamp Duties Affect the Housing Market?," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 89(286), pages 396-410, September.
    4. Lester, T. William, 2013. "Dedicating new real estate transfer taxes for energy efficiency: A revenue option for scaling up Green Retrofit Programs," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 809-820.
    5. Fritzsche, Carolin & Vandrei, Lars, 2017. "The German Real Estate Transfer Tax: Evidence for Single-Family Home Transactions," Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168307, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    6. Carolin Fritzsche & Lars Vandrei, 2017. "The German Real Estate Transfer Tax: Evidence for Single-Family Home Transactions," ERES eres2017_97, European Real Estate Society (ERES).
    7. Carolin Fritzsche & Lars Vandrei, 2016. "The German Real Estate Transfer Tax: Evidence for Single-Family Home Transactions," ifo Working Paper Series 232, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.

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