Study of guangzhou house price bubble based on state-space model

Chi Man Hui, Qi Gu

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Previous literature has explored Guangzhou's real estate market bubble problem, by using the perspective of rent receipts to measure the fundamental housing value. Since there is high proportion of owner-occupied property in Guangzhou; and that the household income is considered a key factor affecting housing price level, this article is from the perspective of household income, by the present asset market model, it sets up housing price model that analysis of the bubble phenomenon, and uses the state-space model that can be estimated characteristics by unobservable variables. The article estimates the price bubble and analyzes the size of the bubble at different times. The housing price in Guangzhou from January 2004 to December 2008 is studied. The results concluded that the housing market bubble peaked in October 2007 at around 43% of the market housing price.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-298
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009


  • Bubble
  • Housing price
  • Income
  • State-space model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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