Housing market between choice and chance.
||Leussink, Marieke; Smeets, Jos
||Housing market between choice and chance.
||18th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands
||During the last decades the housing market has shift from a supply driven to a demand oriented market. Therefore, the choice for dwelling seekers is extended and housing allocation systems are reorganized. In practice however there are many bottlenecks in the housing market. The dynamics of moving up, within or between the housing sectors is limited and the entry options for starters are small. This paper analyses the dynamics of the rental housing market in the region of Eindhoven. In this region the housing allocation system is readjusted to enlarge the choice of the dwelling seeker. The system is deregulated and in a part of the rental market dwellings are assigned by lot. This paper is based on an evaluation of this selection by drawing lots from the start of the housing allocation system (September 2007) until January 2010. Firstly, we explore the main characteristics of the housing market in the region of Eindhoven. Secondly, we explain the reorganization of the allocation policy in the rental market. Thirdly, we go into the research method and the data-mining process. Only the active dwelling seekers (those who searched for a dwelling during the past year) were taken into account. All active dwelling seekers (13,264) were approached to take part in an internet survey, 3,780 actually did. Next we will present the outcome of the research for several types of households and dwellings. The paper ends with a discussion on efficiency and justice for the several types of dwelling seekers and we will do some suggestions for improvement.
||housing markets, freedom of choice, chance, justice
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||F2: Housing Market (III)
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