This study examines the pattern of floor premium in apartment buildings. Floor-level premium refers to the price paid for the vertical location (floor level) of a housing unit in a multi-storey residential building. Previous hedonic price studies unequivocally showed that floor-level premiums are positive. However, they are often based on the hypotheses that: 1) floor-level premiums are constant across different floor levels within the same building; 2) floor-level premiums are constant across different buildings given the same floor level; and 3) building height or density does not matter. This second hypothesis is particularly interesting because it begs the question of whether the same premium is paid for high-rise and low-rise buildings. For instance, do we pay the same for the 5th floor of a low-rise building and that of a high-rise building? Based on a sample of highly homogeneous housing units in high buildings of varying height, we found that floor-level premiums were not constant, but diminished with respect to floor levels. Moreover, there was no significant difference in the pattern of floor-level premiums between high-rise and low-rise buildings. Finally, there was a positive and significant premium for units in low rise buildings over high rise buildings.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate|
|Editors||Chang-Chun FENG, Ming-Xuan YU, Zhen-Yu ZHAO|
|Publisher||The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate - Beijing, China|
Duration: 31 Oct 2008 → 3 Nov 2008
|Conference||CRIOCM 2008 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate|
|Period||31/10/08 → 3/11/08|
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- Building height
- Floor level
- Property price
- Vertical location