FNC,Inc has developed and published a new home price index using a hedonic, rather than repeat sale method. Basically, the hedonic approach uses price as the dependent variable and the characteristics of the homes sold as regressors (ie, home size, age, location, etc.). Essentially this is taking a partial derivative of price with respect to each variable, or characteristic of homes.
By employing this method, FNC,Inc hopes to overcome some of the problems associated with repeat sales. One being a sample selectio... read more