Do Oil Spills Impact Home Values?

Home values in Golden Beach, Maryland, near an April 2000 oil spill dropped in the short term, but rebounded after two years, according to a study published in The Appraisal Journal.

TAJ_Win18_Cover1 (002)“A Pipeline Spill Revisited: How Long Do Impacts on Home Prices Last?” by Richard J. Roddewig, MAI, Charles T. Brigden and Anne S. Baxendale revisits a case study of homes near an April 2000 oil spill to examine changes in real estate prices in the following years. Although home values initially dropped 10.9 percent to 12.6 percent, the latest research shows prices overcame their losses by 2002.

Read “A Pipeline Spill Revisited: How Long Do Impacts on Home Prices Last?” in the Winter 2018 issue of The Appraisal Journal.