Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate Journal of Housing Research

The Journal of Housing Research (JHR) is a publication of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). As a primary goal, the Journal seeks to serve as an outlet for empirical and theoretical research on a broad range of housing related topics including, but not limited to, the economics of the housing markets, residential brokerage, transaction outcomes (price, time on market, and probability of a transaction), home mortgage finance and mortgage markets, and international housing issues.  In general, JHR seeks high-level research from both core business and urban studies researchers. 

Justin D. Benefield
Managing Editor
Auburn University

Ken H. Johnson
Florida International University

Geoffrey K. Turnbull
University of Central Florida

Leonard V. Zumpano
Executive Editor
University of Alabama

Editorial Board

Stephen E. Roulac Kerry D. Vandell 
Roulac Global Places and University of Ulster  University of California –Irvine
Martin E. Hoesli  
University of Geneva  
Robert Buckley  David M. Harrison
The World Bank   University of California –Irvine
Richard J. Cebula James Kau   
Jacksonville University  University of Georgia
Christos I. Giannikos  Michael LaCour-Little 
Baruch College   California State University-Fullerton
Donald Haurin  Forrest W. Pafenberg 
Ohio State University Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Eric S. Belsky Patric Hendershott
Harvard University  University of Aberdeen
Steven C. Bourassa  David Ling
University of Louisville   University of Florida
Phillip L. Clay  Michael J. Seiler 
Massachusetts Insitute of Technology   Old Dominion University
Marsha J. Courchane G. Stacy Sirmans 
CRA International  Florida State University
David Crowe  Christine Whitehead
National Assoc. of Home Builders  London School of Economics
George C. Galster    
Wayne State University  
Paul Bishop  C. F. Sirmans
National Association of Realtors Florida State University
Ong S. Eng  Thomas M. Springer   
National University of Singapore Clemson University
Stuart Gabriel  Michael A. Stegman  
University of Southern California University of North Carolina
Allen Goodman  Anthony M. Yezer 
Wayne State University George Washington University
William G. Hardin III    H. Shelton Weeks
Florida International University   Florida Gulf Coast University
Austin J. Kelly Daniel T. Winkler
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight   University of North Carolina Greensboro
Stuart S. Rosenthal   
Syracuse University  
Randy I. Anderson Mauricio Rodriguez
University of Central Florida  Texas Christian University
Brent C. Smith   William G. Hardin III
Virginia Commonwealth University Florida International University
Peter Chinloy Joseph Ooi
American University  National University of Singapore
Paul K. Asabere Zhenguo Lin
Temple University California State University, Fullerton
Ping Cheng  
Florida Atlantic University  

Article Availability

ARES journal articles, abstracts, and full article word search are available from the main ARES web portal at Metapress (http://ares.metapress.com/home/main.mpx).  ARES members have full text access to all articles published in ARES journals via the main ARES web site.  Members should log on to the ARES web site (www.aresnet.org) and then proceed to the publications link.  The transition of some JHR articles is still pending; however, these pieces should be accessible via search engines such as ABI/Inform.

Journal Objectives

The Journal of Housing Research is an official publication of the American Real Estate Society (ARES). A goal of both JHR and ARES is to be an essential source in the development and dissemination of real estate scholarship. The Editorial Board of JHR is interested in expanding the frontiers of scholarly research in both the core business and urban economic branches of real estate research. 

Review and Publication Policies

The Editor will read each submitted manuscript to decide if the topic and content of the paper fits the objectives of JHR. Manuscripts that are appropriate for the Journal proceed to a peer review process.  Manuscripts that are not an appropriate fit for the Journal are returned to the submitting author. The Editor makes an editorial decision upon receiving recommendations from referees.

If a referee decides to reject a manuscript, the referee presents a critique to the Editor who then forwards it to the author. Each detailed critique includes a specific recommendation from the referee indicating whether or not the author should be encouraged to resubmit the manuscript for publication consideration. The Editor makes the final decision regarding the disposition of re-submissions. Upon receiving a re-submission, the Editor determines whether or not the manuscript should re-enter the review process, be accepted or simply be returned unaccepted.

The Journal determines the publication dates for accepted manuscripts.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit a manuscript that is double-spaced and paginated. The cover page, which will be removed before the manuscript is sent to a referee, should contain: the title, all authors and their affiliations (mailing addresses), phone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Except for the cover page, all pages should be numbered consecutively. Submitted manuscripts should be original research, and the names appearing on the article should be those of the individuals who conducted the research. The article should not be under review simultaneously at another journal or substantially resemble article(s) that are under review at other journals. Upon acceptance, ARES automatically owns the copyright of the article. The transfer of copyright will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.

Authors are strongly advised to review a recent issue of the Journal to confirm that their manuscript is in the style the Journal requires. For nonmembers, a submission fee in the amount of one year’s academic membership dues is required and should be made payable to ARES.  An annual membership is included with this fee.

Submitting Manuscripts:

Articles and correspondence should be directed to Journal of Housing Research.  Submission via email is required. Except for the final version, manuscripts can be submitted via email in MS Word or PDF file formats. PDF files are not acceptable for final versions; illustrations in color are also not acceptable for final versions. Email materials to JHR@Auburn.edu.

Copyright Notice

All articles and other materials accepted for publication are copyright of the Journal of Housing Research and/or their respective owners. You may download, view, copy, and print the web pages, articles, or abstracts for individual research purposes under Fair Use legal guidelines and as available at the ARES web portal at MetaPress. Other uses, such as reproduction or reprint, in whole or in part, whether in electronic or paper or other form, are strictly prohibited without expressed written permission.

A Note on Accuracy

The Journal of Housing Research and its sponsors, affiliates, and staff, are not responsible for any errors, omissions, or distortions. Depending upon the source, the medium of transfer, and a variety of other factors beyond our control, some files and documents may not be as legible as others.

Style Guidelines


An abstract of not more than 100 words, summarizing the research purpose, method and findings, is required.


Primary, secondary and tertiary heading should be indicated by numbering or in outline fashion (i.e., I, II, A, B, i, ii, etc.). Such outlining/numbering is for editorial purpose only and will not appear in print.


Each manuscript should include at the end of the text, a non-technical summary statement of the main conclusions.


Illustrations must be titled and numbered consecutively as exhibits with Arabic numbers. Please check that the text contains a reference to each exhibit. Verify that all numerical amounts add up to totals shown in the tables and that significant digits are rounded to no more than 2 or 3 numbers. Each Exhibit should have a brief summary immediately below the Exhibit. This greatly enhances the readability of the paper. All Exhibits need to be sharp, clear and laser-quality.

Mathematical Proofs and Equations

Lengthy mathematical proofs and extensively detailed mathematical tables should be placed in an appendix (or omitted entirely) and every effort should be made to explain the proofs. Equations should be placed on a separate line, centered and numbered consecutively at the right margin.


Endnotes should be employed in favor of footnotes. Endnotes in the text must be cited consecutively and double spaced. Avoid numerous and lengthy endnotes.


References must be presented alphabetically by the last name of the author and be double-spaced. References must be dated, and the citations in the text must agree. Only those references cited within the text and Endnotes should be included. The references must fit the following format:

Deutsch, C. H., Commercial Property: Retail Space for Retailers. It’s Space for Hard-Put Landlords, The New York Times, January 26, 1992, 10:1.

Judge, G. G., W. E. Griffiths, R. C. Hill, H. Lutkepohl and T. C. Lee, The Theory and Practice of Econometrics, second edition, New York: John Wiley, 1985.

Kinnard, W. N., Tools and Techniques for Measuring the Effects of Proximity to Radioactive Contamination of Soil on Single-Family Residential Sales Prices, Paper presented at the Appraisal Institute Symposium, October 1991.

Mills, E. S., The Value of Urban Land, H. S. Perloff, editor, The Quality of the Urban Environment, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1971, 229-53.

Shilton, L., W. O’Connor, K. Teall and J. R. Webb, Real Estate Taxation and Commercial Loan Underwriting, Decision Sciences, 1992, 23:5, 1162-73.

Ciarletta, P. D. and S. G. Williams, Real Estate Location and its Likelihood of Transaction, Journal of Housing Research, Forthcoming.

If a reference does not fit one of the outlined references above, authors will bring this non-conforming reference to the attention of the Editor upon the original submission of their manuscript.


Authors may include brief acknowledgments. They should appear after the references and be added to the paper only after a final acceptance for publication has been provided.

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