Recent times have seen an expansion of theoretical and empirical research on real estate using the paradigms and methodologies of finance and economics. Examples of this research include the working and structure of markets, the role of various institutional arrangements, the attention given mortgages and asset securitization, risk management and valuation, and public policy and regulation. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics provides a forum for the publication of this research. Coverage includes urban economics, housing, regional science and public policy.

Officially cited as: J Real Estate Finance Econ
  • Presents research on real estate using the paradigms and methodologies of finance and economics
  • Contents include the working and structure of markets, mortgages and asset securitization, risk management and valuation, public policy and regulation
  • Spans the fields of urban economics, housing, regional science and public policy

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  • John L. Glascock,
  • Steven Grenadier,
  • James B. Kau,
  • C.F. Sirmans
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0.967 (2019)
Impact factor
1.415 (2019)
Five year impact factor
25 days
Submission to first decision
216 days
Submission to acceptance
126,867 (2020)

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This journal has 55 open access articles

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  • Open Access: Why do developers sell pre-completion?

    Occasionally, units appear on the real estate market before development is done. What motivates this move? New Open Access research illuminates the phenomenon, with evidence from Hong Kong. Click heading to read! 

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    Housing finance regulation "might shield against the deleterious macroeconomic impact of housing busts and financial stability risks posed by housing booms," shows new, fully Open Access research. Click heading to read!

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