Course syllabus

Real Estate Appraisal Systems

VFTN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2018-03-23

General Information

Elective for: L4-fe
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course contributes to a deeper knowledge of property valuation. The course is intended to provide the foundation needed to critically evaluate general price information in the property sector. The course is intended to provide sufficient knowledge of relevant quantitative methods to enable the student to build models herself for analyzing the information on real estate embedded in property prices.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course has a strong quantitative focus and the red thread consists in the analysis of the information contained in observed property prices; how it can be collected, how it can be processed and how it can be interpreted.

The course covers the demand that exists in the mass treated pricing information for real estate, focusing on real estate and how credit and so-called rating agencies such as Moody's and Standard & Poor are working.

This course examines how publicly available information can be used to achieve greater accuracy in the property valuation. From there, it continues with studies in the processing of such information may be done by privately held companies.

The course also details the compilation of prices that are not conducted in public records, particularly the housing market.

In project tasks the participants will have to build information systems using various quantitative methods.


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Participation in project works and a final examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VFT015 Real Estate Market OR VFTN50 Real Estate Market
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Fredrik Kopsch,
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