Date of Graduation
College of Business and Economics
This dissertation consists of three separate essays which examine the impact of home characteristics and state and local policy on home transaction prices. Chapter 1 investigates the role that pedestrian infrastructure and the walkability of the area surrounding a home has in influencing home transaction prices. Through the use of computer vision procedures to gather new data from images, Chapter 2 explores how practical and aesthetic attributes of the exterior of a home are reflected in a home's sale price. Chapter 3 estimates the impact that legalization of recreational marijuana and the subsequent establishment of marijuana dispensaries has had on home transaction prices in Denver, Colorado.
Yencha, Christopher, "Three Essays in Real Estate Economics" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7005.