What drives the property price-trading volume correlation? Evidence from a commercial real estate market

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-255
Journal / PublicationJournal of Real Estate Finance and Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


The significant price-trading volume correlation found in the residential property market presents a challenge to the rational expectation hypothesis. Existing theories account for this fact with either capital market imperfection (down-payment effect or loss-aversion consideration) or imperfect information (search theoretic models). This paper employs data from a commercial real estate market, which face a different degree of severity of capital market constraint than the residential market, and thus provide an indirect but effective test for alternative theories. Policy implications are also discussed. © 2005 Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.

Research Area(s)

  • Capital market imperfection, Different degree of severity, Housing price, Search, Trading volume