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Social Networks and Housing Markets

January 27, 2017

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In this presentation, Dr. Stroebel presents research on how house price changes occurring within the geographical area of an individual’s social network impact his/her perception of property prices and the decision to purchase real estate. The authors use a data set that links anonymized social network information from Facebook users who lived in Los Angeles in 2010 to individual-level demographic and housing transactions data and survey data about the individual’s beliefs about housing market investments.