Local House Price Comovements

43 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2019

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Marcel Fischer

Copenhagen Business School

Roland Füss

Swiss Finance Institute; University of St. Gallen - School of Finance

Simon Stehle

University of Konstanz - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 29, 2019


We study the micro-level evolution of residential house prices using data on repeat sales on Manhattan Island from 2004 to 2015. We document that excess price comovement is a highly local and persistent phenomenon. The strength of such excess comovements vanishes with both spatial and temporal distance. Local underperformance is more persistent than local overperformance - particularly when house prices on aggregate level increase.

Keywords: housing market, price comovements, urban economics, real estate, repeat sales

JEL Classification: R30, R32

Suggested Citation

Fischer, Marcel and Füss, Roland and Stehle, Simon, Local House Price Comovements (May 29, 2019). University of St.Gallen, School of Finance Research Paper No. 2019/06 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3403551 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3403551

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Roland Füss

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Simon Stehle

University of Konstanz - Department of Economics ( email )

Konstanz, 78457

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