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dc.contributor.authorMusili, Kioko J
dc.identifier.citationMasters of Arts degree in Valuation and Property Managementen
dc.description.abstractTraditional valuation approaches used by valuers in Kenya are highly dependent on subjective judgment in the returned values. This has been cited as a major cause of value variability and disparities among valuers. In this study the traditional valuation methods mainly; Cost approach, Income approach and Market approach have been examined. Their strengths and weaknesses have been highlighted. The study attempts to offer solution through application of Hedonic pricing method. The advantage of using Hedonic pricing method is that it can model the relationship between sale price of a house and housing attributes. The hedonic pricing model regresses each attribute to show how change in each attribute affects the house price/ value. Using hedonic the relative monetary contribution of each factor can be estimated. Having knowledge on the contributory factor of each attribute enables the valuer to undertake valuation with accuracy and precision. The procedure in application of hedonic involved first indentifying and listing the factors that influence the value of a house. The mode of identification was through literature search, questionnaires and interviews conducted with selected valuation firms and property dealers who are involved in buying and selling of houses in the city of Nairobi. From these attributes, critical house value influencing variables were chosen after thorough statistical analysisen
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Nairobien
dc.titleReal estate valuation based on hedonic price modelen
local.publisherDepartment of Real Estate and Construction Management, School of the Built Environment,en

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