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Developing Land and Structure Price Indexes for Ottawa Condominium Apartments

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin
  • Huang, Ning
  • Kate Burnett-Isaacs, Kate

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Measuring the service flow and the stock value of condominium apartments in Canada and decomposing these values into constant quality price and quantity components is important for many purposes. In addition, the System of National Accounts requires that these service flows and stock values for condos be decomposed into constant quality land and structure components. In Canada and most other countries, such a land and structure decomposition of condominium apartment sale prices does not currently exist. In this paper, we provide such a decomposition of condominium apartment sales in Ottawa for the period 1996-2009. Specific attention is paid to the roles of communal land and structure space, as well as building commercial space, on condominium apartment unit selling prices. Key findings include methods to allocate land and building space to a single condominium unit, identifying the characteristics that best explain condominium prices, and developing an average depreciation rate for condos for the 14 year time period.

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  • Diewert, W. Erwin & Huang, Ning & Kate Burnett-Isaacs, Kate, 2016. "Developing Land and Structure Price Indexes for Ottawa Condominium Apartments," Microeconomics.ca working papers erwin_diewert-2016-13, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 23 Nov 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:ubc:pmicro:erwin_diewert-2016-13
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    1. W. Erwin Diewert & Jan de Haan & Rens Hendriks, 2015. "Hedonic Regressions and the Decomposition of a House Price Index into Land and Structure Components," Econometric Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(1-2), pages 106-126, February.
    2. Eurostat, 2013. "Handbook on Residential Property Prices Indices," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 17280, July.
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    1. Burnett-Isaacs,, Kate & Diewert, Erwin & Huang, Ning, 2017. "Alternative Approaches for Resale Housing Price Indexes," Microeconomics.ca working papers erwin_diewert-2017-6, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 08 May 2017.
    2. Diewert, Erwin & Shimizu, Chihiro, 2017. "Alternative Land Price Indexes for Commercial Properties in Tokyo," HIT-REFINED Working Paper Series 75, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.

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    Keywords

    Condominium apartment price indexes; land and structure price indexes; hedonic regressions; net depreciation rates; System of National Accounts.;

    JEL classification:

    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand

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