Pricing of Presale Contracts with Macroeconomic Factors and Stochastic Basis Risk

Chih Yuan Yang, Ming Chi Chen, Chia Chien Chang*

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This study analyzes the stochastic basis risk (presale price minus spot housing price) of presale housing from the viewpoint of forward pricing. We employ the modified Brownian bridge process to deal with the time-varying volatility and price convergence of presale and existing houses. The finding reveals an asymmetric effect of macroeconomic factors on the presale price in different market conditions. Such results might reflect the investors’ behaviors of overreaction and/or over-pessimism. In addition, the influence of macroeconomic variables is greater on the basis price than on the prices of existing houses, especially in a depressed housing market. Our results emphasize the importance of considering basis risk and the influence of macroeconomic factors when pricing presale houses to manage housing risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-551
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Real Estate Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • basis price
  • macroeconomic factors
  • modified Brownian bridge process
  • Presale price

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance
  • Urban Studies
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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