Foreign investment in real estate and housing affordability

Tajul Ariffin Masron, and Abu Hassan Shaari Md Nor, (2016) Foreign investment in real estate and housing affordability. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 50 (1). pp. 15-27. ISSN 0127-1962


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Foreign Investment in Real Estate (FIRE) is gradually becoming an important source of capital to many emerging markets in the world. In one hand, FIRE helps to improve the performance of real estate sector and subsequently upgrade the level of income of host countries. However, on the other hand, the inflows of FIRE may have the effect of increasing the house price. Hence, this study attempts to fill up the under-researched area of pressing issue surrounding the implications of FIRE inflows on host country’s affordability level by focusing on the experience of emerging real estate markets. The approach is specifically designed to be as informative as possible in offering the benefits and costs of luring FIRE into the host countries with respect to house affordability. Generally, this study found that FIRE is beneficial in increasing national income but might be offset by increasing house price.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Affordability; Foreign investment; Housing price; Real estate markets
Journal:Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
ID Code:10766
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:04 Oct 2017 00:10
Last Modified:10 Oct 2017 08:19

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