Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 141–147 | Cite as

Spatio-temporal dynamics of house prices in the USA

Original Paper


This study examines the space-time dynamics of real house prices and macroeconomic fundamentals such as real per capita disposable income and interest rate across 373 metropolitan areas in the US during 1976–2011. The estimation results of the dynamic spatial Durbin model show significant spatial spillover effects indicating that macroeconomic fundamentals of neighboring metropolitan areas play important role in real house price determination. The time varying version of the dynamic model also indicates an increasing spatial correlation in house price and income interactions over the sample period.


Dynamic spatial model Real house prices Real per capita disposable income Time varying spatial model 

JEL Classification

C21 C23 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban PlanningArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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