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Flattening which curve? Property-price gradients in New South Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic

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posted on 2024-03-27, 03:46 authored by Nicholas SheardNicholas Sheard
This paper tests how the patterns of residential property values in the Australian state New South Wales changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between 2019 and 2021, property values became relatively high in medium-sized towns and cities, suggesting those locations became more attractive. In its capital and largest city Sydney, the premium on proximity to the central business district (CBD), where employment is heavily concentrated, decreased after 2019 and that decrease persisted beyond the end of pandemic measures. The premium in Sydney on proximity to the beach has increased, but on a trajectory consistent with an existing trend. The decreased premium on proximity to the CBD since 2019 appears to have initially been related to the value of access via public transport, but then also to the value of access by car. The findings suggest shifts in regional development and urban form that could have implications for how cities are planned and developed.

History

Journal

Regional Studies, Regional Science

Volume

11

Pagination

153-174

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

2168-1376

eISSN

2168-1376

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

1

Publisher

Taylor & Francis