Chasing housing prices?

Allen B Atkins, Kevin C H Chiang, Ming Long Lee

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Abstract

If a person or organization is planning to buy real estate in the future but is unable or unwilling to buy it now, how can they best "hedge" this purchase? In what class of asset should they invest their money until they are ready to purchase the real estate? This paper uses Monte Carlo simulation and bootstrap techniques to investigate the effectiveness of using traditional asset classes in managing the long-term risks associated with the future purchase of real estate. We find that the best "purchase early" hedge for both residential and commercial real estate is small value stocks. Small value stocks would be the most likely to provide returns at least as good as real estate and they would be least likely to suffer losses relative to real estate. The effectiveness of the hedge increases the longer the time horizon of the investor. Large value stocks and equity REIT's are also quite good but not as good as small value stocks. Other asset classes are not nearly as effective. The least effective asset class is T-Bills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Business Research
Volume28
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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Real estate
Housing prices
Value stocks
Assets
Purchase
Hedge
Real estate investment trusts
Residential real estate
Equity
Planning
Bootstrap
Commercial real estate
Investors
Monte Carlo simulation
Time horizon

Keywords

  • Housing prices
  • Reit
  • Risk management

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  • Business and International Management

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Atkins, A. B., Chiang, K. C. H., & Lee, M. L. (2012). Chasing housing prices? Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(2), 237-244.

Chasing housing prices? / Atkins, Allen B; Chiang, Kevin C H; Lee, Ming Long.

In: Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 28, No. 2, 03.2012, p. 237-244.

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Atkins, AB, Chiang, KCH & Lee, ML 2012, 'Chasing housing prices?', Journal of Applied Business Research, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 237-244.
Atkins AB, Chiang KCH, Lee ML. Chasing housing prices? Journal of Applied Business Research. 2012 Mar;28(2):237-244.
Atkins, Allen B ; Chiang, Kevin C H ; Lee, Ming Long. / Chasing housing prices?. In: Journal of Applied Business Research. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 237-244.
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