Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65337
Authors: 
Schulz, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes 2002,55
Abstract: 
Appraisals are needed for decision-making and for performance evaluation. Knowledge on the accuracy of valuation methods is of general interest for banks and investors. We assess the accuracy of the German Regulation on Valuation with monthly data on appraisals and prices for commercial apartment houses in Berlin, Germany from 1980 to 2000. The appraisals are compared with outcomes of the simpler capitalization method and are ranked better according to several prediction error measures. Nonparametric density estimates give the error distributions and investors can decide which method is preferable. Eventually, we explain short-run deviations between prices and appraisals by incompletely appraised object-specific factors and by market indicators.
Subjects: 
Appraisal Accuracy
Discounted Value
House Prices
State Space Model
JEL: 
G12
K00
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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