The main aim of this study is to determine the factors that influence the housing demand of households in Erzurum, northeastern Turkey. Housing demand is generally affected by several factors including housing prices, individuals’ income, expectations and choices and so on, as a means of its demographic and socio-psychological contexts.
A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was carried out, in which the outcome variable had binary responses such as whether to invest in housing or not. A binary logistic regression analysis was performed to estimate the underlying data.
The questionnaire was conducted in 2,927 households living in Erzurum city center, and 47 per cent of the respondents claimed that they would consider investing in housing in the future. The estimation results reveal that demographic or socio-economic factors that may possibly influence housing demand of the respondents are as follows: household head’s and spouse’s occupation, monthly income, the number of individuals in the family and car ownership.
This paper involves the most comprehensive survey addressing the housing demand in the East Anatolian Region, Turkey. Additionally, this paper aims to contribute to the existing housing literature through establishing the statistical analysis of housing demand in an unstudied territory of the world.
This paper is an extended and revised version of the conference paper presented at “13th International Conference on Econometrics, Operations Research and Statistics”, on 24-26 May 2012, Famagusta, Cyprus.
Oktay, E., Karaaslan, A., Alkan, Ö. and Kemal Çelik, A. (2014), "Determinants of housing demand in the Erzurum province, Turkey", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 586-602. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-11-2013-0056Download as .RIS
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