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The value of a view: A spatial hedonic analysis

  • Oshadhi Samarasinghe
  • Basil Sharp
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    This study estimates the value of a view amenity in the owner occupied residential property market in Auckland. Several dimensions of a view are analysed: type of view, scope of view and distance to the coast. To improve efficiency, heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation consistent covariances are estimated. Results suggest that a view adds significantly to the value of a residential property, where a wide water view closer to the coast has the highest positive impact. It is found that a wide water view increases the mean sale price approximately by 44% at the coastline.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal New Zealand Economic Papers.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 59-78

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