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Determinants of intention of using mortgage in financing home ownership in Bauchi, Nigeria

Hamza Usman (Department of Real Estate and Facilities Management, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Malaysia)
Mohd Lizam (Department of Real Estate and Facilities Management, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Malaysia)

International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

ISSN: 1753-8270

Article publication date: 1 August 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to evaluate the bane of home ownership in Nigeria through mortgage financing by examining the determinants of intention of using mortgage in financing home ownership.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper adopted a survey quantitative research design. A total of 235 valid questionnaires randomly distributed were retrieved from 300 potential homeowners who were the sample of the research. Partial least squares-structural equation modeling was used for data analysis and hypotheses testing.

Findings

The findings revealed that religious perception on mortgage was the most significant determinant of intention of using mortgage in financing home-ownership. Subjective norms and perceived behavioral control also have significant effect on intention of using mortgage financing. However, attitude and familiarity/knowledge of mortgage were found not to have a significant effect on intention of using mortgage financing. The determinants cumulatively determined 77.6 per cent (R2 = 0.776) of the variance in intention of using mortgage in financing home ownership.

Practical implications

The research contributed to knowledge and has practical implications to policy makers, mortgage institutions, investors and the society.

Originality/value

The paper uniquely explores the bane of home-ownership through mortgage financing by examining potential home-owners’ intention of using mortgage financing. To authors’ knowledge, this is the first paper to evaluate intention of using mortgage financing, at least in Nigeria.

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Citation

Usman, H. and Lizam, M. (2016), "Determinants of intention of using mortgage in financing home ownership in Bauchi, Nigeria", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 320-339. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-07-2015-0033

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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