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House prices and rents: micro evidence from a matched dataset in Central London

Bracke, Philippe (2013) House prices and rents: micro evidence from a matched dataset in Central London. SERC discussion papers (SERCDP0127). Spatial Economics Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. (Submitted)

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Using the proprietary dataset of a real estate agency, I analyse tens of thousands of housing sale and rental transactions in Central London during the 2005-2011 period. I run hedonic regressions on both prices and rents and show that price-rent ratios are higher for bigger and more central units. Since this result could be driven by differences in unobserved characteristics between properties for sale and properties for rent, I replicate my analysis using only units that were both sold and rented out within 6 months, and get similar results. I discuss several possible explanations for my findings.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: Economics
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
JEL classification: G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G10 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R21 - Housing Demand
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R3 - Production Analysis and Firm Location > R31 - Housing Supply and Markets
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2013 15:48
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 00:56
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, Department for Business Innovation & Skills, Welsh Assembly Government

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