Theory of real estate valuation

Lawson, J 2008, Theory of real estate valuation, Masters by Research, Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University.


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Collection: Theses

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Title Theory of real estate valuation
Author(s) Lawson, J
Year 2008
Abstract It can be stated that where a valuation is used as an assessment of risk there is no research-backed theory of valuation, that is one that explains the methodology used and is validated by a hypothesis. The significance of this thesis is the recognition of the ignorance, and confusion that exists and the need of a theory to explain methodology verified by a hypothesis or hypotheses. This thesis is the result of systemic research in an attempt to define the confusion that exists, resulting from the application of inappropriate economic theories in valuation. This research also attempts to find the reason for and the source of the confusion. This research supports that which has previously been advocated that valuation principles of valuation Practice must be underpinned by a working theory embedded in positive economics. The finding of this paper is that price theory is an appropriate proxy for valuation theory where a valuation is used as an assessment of the recovery of funds. However importantly this research also recognises and examines the possible ability of other related economic theories to explain areas price behaviour where price theory cannot. The findings of this research are likely to have important implications in the valuation profession. Hopefully this will result in stimulating debate and a realisation of a need for a theory which supports a credible and validated process of valuation.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Economics, Finance and Marketing
Keyword(s) Real property -- Valuation -- Australia
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