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Optimal auction type or mechanism design for property sale

What is the optimal auction type or mechanism design for the sale of a single plot of land with the following attributes: in a city suitable for building may be developed undivided, or may be ...
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If house prices appreciate, why do developers sell them?

In many parts of the world, people buy a house expecting its value to increase over time. But if is widely believed that the building's value will increase, what incentive is there for the developer ...
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How is it economically responsible to destroy proprty which has value? [closed]

precursor: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/q/1851 How can it be economically responsible to destroy property which has value? If a property is destroyed (which is the right of the property holder in most ...
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Where to find official sources for price-to-rent ratio?

Where can I find price-to-rent ratio data for housing real estate in any major nation? Any G-20 country or any top-10 country by GDP would be good for me, as long as it's official data like from a ...
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Who owns the dollar? [duplicate]

Whose property is the dollar? Is it state-owned, Federal Reserve owned, privately owned or the American people own it?
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Episodes of Housing Crashes and Never Recovering

Looking at many housing markets in major cities around the world today it looks like most (London, New York, Sydney, Beijing, Toronto,...) have become totally detached from the earnings of the local ...
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Why does optimal allocation call for unlimited distribution of information?

In his seminal paper Arrow (1962) states that information should be distributed without limit if an optimal allocation is to be achieved. Quote (p. 614-615): The cost of transmitting a given body ...
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Did a similar property boom take place in another country or throughout history like we have seen in London? If so how did it effect the economy?

The London property market has seen a sharp increase in the average house price. If we go back to the 70's the average UK and average London price were almost the same, however since than the gap has ...
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What is the name for this turn-based property trading game?

Does anyone know what the following allocation strategy is called? Problem: How to allocate N rooms to N roommates? Example: allocate 4 rooms (1,2,3,4) amongst 4 roommates (A,B,C,D) total rent of $...
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What is the government's ideal rate of growth for property prices?

If property prices raise too quickly, it can price people out of the market, cause mortgage stress and financial hardship and create a property bubble. If property prices fall too quickly, it can be ...
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What would happen if a company bought back of all of its stock? Would it own 100% of itself?

Companies occasionally own some of their own stock. A company owning its own stock is actually pretty weird when you think about it. If I own 1% of a business's stock (and therefore own 1% of the ...
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Listed property price v.s. transaction price

A house may be listed at a certain price (e.g. £200,000), but sells for a different price (e.g. £210,000). In terms of economic theory, how does the transaction price tell us more information than ...
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What will happen to property prices if local currency weakens against USD?

Say that the conversion rate of a local currency changes so that the currency is now relatively weaker against foreign currencies and as a result the inflation rate increases and as a result of that ...
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Conforming mortgage loan limits by county and year

US law restricts the Government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase only those residential mortgages smaller (by origination balance) than a limit, the "conforming loan ...
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How can valuable retail real-estate stay vacant for an extended period of time?

Anecdotally, the story often goes like this: A land owner leases his commercial retail space at an expensive price. The place stays vacant for months or years at a time. Eventually someone decides to ...
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Unique features of Property & Urban Economics

The real estate sector represents a substantial share of the economy. Analysing such a sector provides it's own unique challenges. For example, it is important to variables such as population ...
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Why are property price-to-rent ratios relatively low in the US?

I am looking at the data here (for 2015). There are data for 489 cities from around the world, of which 82 are in the US. Using the measure "Price To Rent Ratio Outside Of City Centre", 69 of the 82 ...
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Does land value tax create an incentive to merge land ownerships?

LVT is "a tax on the unimproved value of land", and "in theory, it does not distort decision making". But if I own land then improvements such as buildings on my neighbour's land can easily increase ...