Investing into Residential Real Estate in Lithuania - Value Drivers and Risks for Individual Investors
||Investing into Residential Real Estate in Lithuania - Value Drivers and Risks for Individual Investors
||24th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Delft, Netherlands
||Real estate investments become more and more popular form of investing in Lithuania. Prime reasons for this are relatively cheap financing, growing income of residents and growing economy in general. Investments into residential real estate represent the most popular type of real estate investment among individual investors. When buying a residential unit with the purpose of value appreciation and income generation, individual investors often overlook major value drivers for real estate investments in a long run. Overconfidence, normalcy bias, expectation bias, bandwagon effect and other cognitive biases in decision making may lead to overvaluation of particular investment, general growth of demand and, finally, prices of real estate. The paper discusses major value drivers of residential real estate and major risks when investing into residential property, with special attention to low financial literacy of market participants, major cognitive decision making biases and limited knowledge how real estate market operates in general.
||residential real estate; risk; investments; value drivers; decision making biases
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||Housing Markets & Economics
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