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Antitrust Issues in the Us Housing Industry

9 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2006 Last revised: 28 Jan 2016

Date Written: 2005


This article: 1) analyzes and identifies antitrust problems inherent in the US housing industry; and 2) shows that legal considerations (MLS, etc.) influenced psychological reactions which in turn caused the rapid price increases; 3) shows that all existing housing demand models and housing price forecast models are grossly mis-specified primarily because they don't incorporate legal factors.

Keywords: Housing, real estate law, Internet law

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Nwogugu, Michael C. I., Antitrust Issues in the Us Housing Industry (2005). Available at SSRN: or

Michael Nwogugu (Contact Author)

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P. O. 996
Newark, NJ 07101
United States

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