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Rents, Selling Prices and Financing Premiums


  • G. Stacy Sirmans

    (Department of Insurance, Real Estate and Business Law, College of Business, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA)

  • C.F. Sirmans

    (Department of Finance, College of Business, Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA, USA)


This paper examines the effects of below-market financing on rents and selling prices of residential income properties. A recursive model is used to estimate rent and price equations in order to determine the effect of favourable financing on each variable. The results indicate that below-market financing has a negative effect on rent and a positive effect on selling price. Average monthly rent per unit with below-market financing is about $43 less than the average rent with current-market financing. The degree of capitalisation of the financing premium (as indicated by cash equivalence) in the selling price is less than 100 per cent. The average financing premium reflected in the selling price is $4818. Various factors, including differences in marginal and average costs and leverage effects, are presented to explain these results.

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  • G. Stacy Sirmans & C.F. Sirmans, 1991. "Rents, Selling Prices and Financing Premiums," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 28(2), pages 267-276, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:28:y:1991:i:2:p:267-276

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    1. Do, A. Quang & Sirmans, C. F., 1994. "Residential Property Tax Capitalization: Discount Rate Evidence From California," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 47(2), pages 341-348, June.
    2. Do, A. Quang & Sirmans, C. F., 1994. "Residential Property Tax Capitalization: Discount Rate Evidence from California," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 47(2), pages 341-48, June.

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