How Do Density Ceiling Controls Affect Housing Prices and Urban Boundaries?

How Do Density Ceiling Controls Affect Housing Prices and Urban Boundaries? This article investigates how density ceiling controls in a monocentric city with a stochastic population affect housing prices and the location of the city boundary. We employ a real options model in which each landowner owns one unit parcel of land and chooses the timing and the level of capital intensity for development of the parcel. The landowner incurs up-front development costs that are irreversible and thereafter receives stochastic urban rents. A tighter density ceiling control will extend the urban boundary and decrease housing prices. The urban spatial expansion problem will be intact, but the landowner will delay development when city population is expected to grow less rapidly over time or becomes more volatile. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics Springer Journals

How Do Density Ceiling Controls Affect Housing Prices and Urban Boundaries?

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Economics / Management Science; Regional/Spatial Science; Finance/Investment/Banking
ISSN
0895-5638
eISSN
1573-045X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11146-014-9460-5
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Abstract

This article investigates how density ceiling controls in a monocentric city with a stochastic population affect housing prices and the location of the city boundary. We employ a real options model in which each landowner owns one unit parcel of land and chooses the timing and the level of capital intensity for development of the parcel. The landowner incurs up-front development costs that are irreversible and thereafter receives stochastic urban rents. A tighter density ceiling control will extend the urban boundary and decrease housing prices. The urban spatial expansion problem will be intact, but the landowner will delay development when city population is expected to grow less rapidly over time or becomes more volatile.

Journal

The Journal of Real Estate Finance and EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 24, 2014

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