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A Burning Question: Does Arson Increase When Local House Prices Decline?, Michael D. Eriksen, James M. Carson 2014 SelectedWorks

A Burning Question: Does Arson Increase When Local House Prices Decline?, Michael D. Eriksen, James M. Carson

Michael D Eriksen

We construct panel data on house prices and the determined cause of 4.6 million individual fires in the United States between 1986 and 2010 to test whether decreases in local housing market prices coincided with increases in arson. Since some insured homeowners may attempt to disguise the actual cause of fire as accidental, we also examine how decreases in local house prices are associated with changes in the total number of fires and the probability of determined causes of accidental fires. For the sample period, our results suggest that declines in local house prices coincided with increases in the ...


The Effects Of Demographics On The Real Estate Market In The United States And China, Henry Li 2014 Pace University

The Effects Of Demographics On The Real Estate Market In The United States And China, Henry Li

Honors College Theses

This paper focuses on the demographic and economic factors that affect the changes in prices of the housing market. The study focuses on the United States housing market after its recent collapse due to the US financial crisis of 2008. It also looks at the Chinese housing market based on the determinants that are observed in the United States. It will also examine the after effects of the One Child Policy enacted in 1979 on the housing prices. The study will look at the current situation with the Chinese housing market and its similarities to the United States housing market ...


City Of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, Ryan Jupiter Banuelos 2014 California Polytechnic State University

City Of Los Angeles Arts District Form-Based Code, Ryan Jupiter Banuelos

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Los Angeles is experiencing a loss of inventory with Industrial land due to adaptive reuse and property conversion. The primary factors behind the conversions are

inconsistent land use regulations and a strong market

demand for residential property. In an effort to streamline land use regulation,

the city will create a new zoning code. In conjunction with the zoning update,

the purpose of this project will be to develop a form-based code for the Los

Angeles Arts District. The new land use regulation will explore methods to

preserve job producing industrial space and accommodate the growing

residential market in the area ...


Exploring The Neighborhood Preferences Of A Segment Of Millennials In Omaha, Nebraska, Aaron Kloke 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Exploring The Neighborhood Preferences Of A Segment Of Millennials In Omaha, Nebraska, Aaron Kloke

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

In 2010, Millennials, or those between 18 and 34, surpassed the Baby Boomers in population size. Today, Millennials, also known as Generation Y, make up over 25 percent of the United States’ population. In Omaha, they make up 26.9 percent of the population. The next largest generation in Omaha, the Baby Boomers, make for 19.2 percent of the population. Clearly, this emerging demographic has the ability to change the way we create and design our built environment if it so chooses.

To review how this generation may choose to change the way we design our future neighborhoods, national ...


Location, Location, Location, The Impact Of Registered Sex Offenders On Home Sale Prices: A Case Study Of Mclean County, Illinois, John C. Navarro, Cara Rabe-Hemp 2014 Illinois State University

Location, Location, Location, The Impact Of Registered Sex Offenders On Home Sale Prices: A Case Study Of Mclean County, Illinois, John C. Navarro, Cara Rabe-Hemp

Graduate Research - Criminal Justice

Borrowing from the broken windows theory, this paper addresses the impact of sex offenders’ residences on neighborhood’s property values in McLean County, Illinois. Three data sets were combined to explore the relationship: the addresses of registered sex offenders (RSOs) in McLean County, Illinois, the location and property characteristics of homes sold in McLean County between December 2012 to December 2013, and variables from the 2010 U.S. Census. ArcGIS was utilized to create buffers up to 0.2 of a mile around a sold home to measure the concentration of RSOs and sexual predators (SPs) and to calculate the ...


Like, Retweet, Repeat: Social Media's Impact On Real Estate Marketing, Emily Kendall 2014 Liberty University

Like, Retweet, Repeat: Social Media's Impact On Real Estate Marketing, Emily Kendall

Masters Theses

With the advent of Facebook and Twitter, people from all walks of life in all parts of the world have the ability to connect electronically, impersonally, and constantly. Small businesses are just beginning to unlock the power of social media marketing, specifically real estate professionals. Shelly Chaiken created the Heuristic Systematic Model of persuasion, the descendant of the Elaboration Likelihood Model. This study applies the tenets of Chaiken's HSM to the methods of persuasion employed by real estate agents via Facebook and Twitter. Fifty participants were surveyed by the researcher in order to gauge their activity, interest level, and ...


How To Achieve Right Of Way Success, Dawn Haecker, Michael B. Jett, Jim Crall, Kathy Heistand, Nicolette Mendenhall, Todd Clift 2014 Purdue University

How To Achieve Right Of Way Success, Dawn Haecker, Michael B. Jett, Jim Crall, Kathy Heistand, Nicolette Mendenhall, Todd Clift

Purdue Road School

The Real Estate Division of INDOT will provide an overview of the Right of Way process and key factors that affect time and expenditures. Panel discussion and Q&A session will include established best practices, new developments, lessons learned, and factors resulting in improved customer service and efficiency in terms of time and money for project delivery.


Mountain Monitor - 4th Quarter 2013, Kenan Fikri, Mark Muro 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mountain Monitor - 4th Quarter 2013, Kenan Fikri, Mark Muro

Mountain Monitor

The quarter’s Mountain Monitor finds that the pace of economic recovery in the Mountain West region’s major metropolitan areas converged toward that of the rest of the nation in the last quarter of 2013.

While quarterly performance on the Monitor’s four indicators of economic recovery—employment, output, the unemployment rate, and house prices—varied considerably across the 10 major metro areas of the region, their combined performance broadly slowed to track with the rate of national economic recovery. The quarter’s average job growth remained unchanged in the region at 0.4 percent as the national economy ...


The Hidden Ball Trick: How Major League Baseball Endured Through Its Tumultuous Labor History, DEREK CARRILLO 2014 SelectedWorks

The Hidden Ball Trick: How Major League Baseball Endured Through Its Tumultuous Labor History, Derek Carrillo

DEREK CARRILLO

No abstract provided.


Reverse Mortgages Can Help Fund Retirement, Singapore Management University 2014 Singapore Management University

Reverse Mortgages Can Help Fund Retirement, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

But a well-designed contract and the education of retirees are important if they are to reap the benefits.


"Dual Agent Distortions In Real Estate Transactions," Forthcoming At Real Estate Economics, Ken Johnson, Zhenguo Lin, Jia Xie 2014 SelectedWorks

"Dual Agent Distortions In Real Estate Transactions," Forthcoming At Real Estate Economics, Ken Johnson, Zhenguo Lin, Jia Xie

Jia Xie

This paper investigates price distortions in dual agent real estate transactions. Consistent with the literature, we find that dual agent has a null effect on sale price. However, dual agent distortions on sale price emerge after controlling for the ownership of the property. We find that dual agent is associated with a 7.19 percent price premium on agent owned properties, but a 13.06 percent price discount on government owned properties and a 7.04 percent discount on bank owned properties. In addition, market conditions also play an important role in such price distortions.


Major Personal Finance Faq, Richard H. Serlin 2014 SelectedWorks

Major Personal Finance Faq, Richard H. Serlin

Richard H. Serlin

A rare source of detailed, extensive, state of the art answers to some of the most important questions in personal finance.


Us Real Estate Investment Performance: 1983-2012, John F. Kerrigan 2014 University of New Hampshire

Us Real Estate Investment Performance: 1983-2012, John F. Kerrigan

Honors Theses

This study provides an overview of real estate investment performance over a 1983-2012 time period. The results show that although equity REITs outperformed all other assets on average annual return, on a risk-adjusted basis both private retail and apartment real estate outperformed all other assets. The study also found a recent trend in increased correlation between common stocks and REITs.


Housing Vouchers And The Price Of Rental Housing, Michael D. Eriksen, Amanda Ross 2014 SelectedWorks

Housing Vouchers And The Price Of Rental Housing, Michael D. Eriksen, Amanda Ross

Michael D Eriksen

We estimate the effect of increasing the supply of housing vouchers on rents using a panel of housing units in the American Housing Survey. We do not find that an increase in vouchers affected the overall price of rental housing, but do estimate differences in effects based on an individual unit’s rent before the voucher expansion. Our results are consistent with voucher recipients renting more expensive units after receiving the subsidy. We also find that the largest price increases were for units near the maximum allowable voucher rent in cities with an inelastic housing supply.


The Eastside Central: Naiop Real Estate Development Workshop, Kent Wu, Jeff Schindler, Jana Faro, Geoff Falkenberg, Blas Delascio, Angela Guo, Elizabeth Heredia 2014 Portland State University

The Eastside Central: Naiop Real Estate Development Workshop, Kent Wu, Jeff Schindler, Jana Faro, Geoff Falkenberg, Blas Delascio, Angela Guo, Elizabeth Heredia

Real Estate Development Workshop Projects

Students in the PSU Real Estate Development Workshop produce a development plan for Portland's Central Eastside District. Their task was to produce an original development plan, including the development concept, market analysis, conceptual design, economic analysis, capital and operations budget, and management plan.


Mountain Monitor - 3rd Quarter 2013, Kenan Fikri, Mark Muro 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mountain Monitor - 3rd Quarter 2013, Kenan Fikri, Mark Muro

Mountain Monitor

The quarter’s Mountain Monitor marks the four-year anniversary of Brookings Mountain West's quarterly tracking of the uneven pace of recovery across the major metro areas of the Intermountain West and it finds that, although the region continues to outperform the national economy the rate of recovery slowed moderately in the region’s metro areas.

As a group, Mountain region metro areas advanced on all four indicators of economic recovery tracked by the Monitor—employment, output, unemployment, and house prices—but their progress was more restrained in the third quarter of 2013 than it was in the second.

Beneath ...


The Impact Of The Great Recession On Nevada’S Latino Community, John P. Tuman, David F. Damore, Maria J.F. Agreda 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Impact Of The Great Recession On Nevada’S Latino Community, John P. Tuman, David F. Damore, Maria J.F. Agreda

Brookings Mountain West Publications

The emergence of the Great Recession of 2008 had a profound impact in Nevada. The economic downturn generated high unemployment levels and led to turbulence in many sectors, particularly residential home construction and the hospitality industry. In the wake of the crisis, median home prices in Nevada plunged, while the residential foreclosure rate increased and remains one of the highest rates in the country. By 2009, it was evident that a tightening of commercial bank lending for new mortgages, combined with the impact of rising joblessness and plunging housing values, was hampering recovery efforts in the housing sector and Nevada ...


Home Safety, Accessibility, And Elderly Health: Evidence From Falls, Michael D. Eriksen, Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, Gary V. Engelhardt 2013 SelectedWorks

Home Safety, Accessibility, And Elderly Health: Evidence From Falls, Michael D. Eriksen, Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, Gary V. Engelhardt

Michael D Eriksen

We use rich longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study to estimate some of the health benefits to the elderly from safer, more accessible homes. We focus on the role of home safety and accessibility features on the prevention of serious, non-fatal falls for widowed individuals. The presence of such features reduces the likelihood of a fall requiring medical treatment by 20 percentage points, a substantial effect. However, we find that falls are not the type of health shock that is a main driver of housing tenure transitions among the elderly.


Oates Realty Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 2776), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Oates Realty Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 2776), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2776. Organizational meeting minutes, directors’ minutes, and by-laws of the Cooperative Sales Company, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes typescripts of stock certificates issued to the incorporators, Alva Williams, M. B. Williams, and L. E. Ringo.


Goliath Versus Goliath In Hight-Stakes Mbs Litigation, Bradley T. Borden, David J. Reiss 2013 SelectedWorks

Goliath Versus Goliath In Hight-Stakes Mbs Litigation, Bradley T. Borden, David J. Reiss

Bradley T. Borden

The loan-origination and mortgage-securitization practices between 2000 and 2007 created the housing and mortgage-backed securities bubble that precipitated the 2008 economic crisis and ensuing recession. The mess that the loan-origination and mortgage-securitization practices caused is now playing out in courts around the world. MBS investors are suing banks, MBS sponsors and underwriters for misrepresenting the quality of loans purportedly held in MBS pools and failing to properly transfer loan documents and mortgages to the pools, as required by the MBS pooling and servicing agreements. State and federal prosecutors have also filed claims against banks, underwriters and sponsors for the roles ...


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