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Abstract

This paper develops a matching model à la Pissarides 2000 in order to explain the basic facts of housing markets, most of all the variance in house prices. Price dispersion is basically due to both the ex-ante heterogeneity of the parties and the search costs of buyers and sellers. In fact, sellers and buyers spend time and money before concluding the deal. Furthermore, the house price is substantially determined by bargaining between the parties. These factors affect the selling price and lead to price dispersion. This simple theoretical model is able to take these distinctive features into account, thus explaining the basic facts of housing markets.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Price dispersion in the housing market: the role of bargaining and search costs-

Language: English-

Keywords: house prices, price dispersion, bargaining power, search frictions-

Subjects: R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R0 - GeneralD - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design > D40 - GeneralD - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search ; Learning ; Information and Knowledge ; Communication ; Belief ; UnawarenessR - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R31 - Housing Supply and MarketsR - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R21 - Housing Demand-





Author: Lisi, Gaetano

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/33863/







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