A house price index for the Netherlands: a review of the SPAR method

P de Vries, AAA Marien, J den Haan, E van der Wal

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    The so-called Sale Price Appraisol Ratio (SPAR) method has been applied in a number of countries to construct house price indexes. The method, which uses ratios of transaction prices and previous appraised values to build up an index, has been applied in New Zealand, Sweden and Denmark. This paper discusses the statistical properties of the SPAR price indexes and compares the SPAR with Repeat Sales Index created from the same transactions data. Preliminary empirical results for the Netherlands covering a period of over ten years are presented. As SPAR appears to have more to offer than the more traditional methods, government agencies elsewhere would be well advised to consider it when developing indexes for price movements in the housing stock.
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    Title of host publicationENHR Sustainable Urban Areas
    EditorsP Boelhouwer, D Groetelaers, E Vogels
    Place of PublicationDelft
    PublisherENHR / Onderzoeksinstituut OTB
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventENHR Intenational Conference 2007 - Delft
    Duration: 25 Jun 200728 Jun 2007

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    PublisherENHR / Onderzoeksinstituut OTB


    ConferenceENHR Intenational Conference 2007

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    Plaats congres: Rotterdam


    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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