Abstract

In Australia there are in place government incentives which purport to increase the availability of rental housing through taxation offsets for private investors in dwellings. This project studies Australian residential property investors accessing finance in order to explore investors' behaviour, characteristics and motivations in the supply of housing. We study the determining market factors for accessing finance for the purpose of residential investment as opposed to owner-occupation. Our empirical findings show the strong effect of market rates in residential housing investment, and we document the increasingly non-metropolitan location choice for real estate investment properties.

About the presenter’s visit

Maria Yanotti will be visiting the School of Economics on Thursday 5th September.  While here she will be using room 520A Colin Clark Building.  If you would like to meet with her or have lunch or dinner with her please contact Dr Eric Eisenstat who will be her host while at The University of Queensland.  Dr Eisenstat can be contacted on e.eisenstat@uq.edu.au.

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Venue

Level 6, Colin Clark Building (#39)
UQ St Lucia
Room: 
629