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A study on the mediating effect of residential loans on total real estate loans of banks in India

Tanu Aggarwal (Amity School of Business, Amity University Noida, Noida, India)
Priya Solomon (Amity School of Business, Amity University Noida, Noida, India)

Journal of Property Investment & Finance

ISSN: 1463-578X

Article publication date: 14 June 2019

Issue publication date: 9 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of residential and commercial loans on total real estate sector loans by using partial least square–structured equation modelling (PL–SEM) method. The residential loans as a mediator have been used to know the mediation effect between commercial and total real estate loans of banks in India. The residential loans as a mediator govern the relationship between commercial loans and total real estate loans in India. Real estate sector development is a lucrative opportunity for India. The real estate sector plays a major role in shaping economic conditions of the individuals, firms and family.

Design/methodology/approach

The research is descriptive in nature. The study on residential loans, commercial loans and total real estate loans has been taken into consideration, and on the other hand the measurement and structural model have been employed to the study the impact of residential loans and commercial loans on total real estate loans in India by using PL–SEM. The residential loans as a mediator have been taken to study the mediation effect of the relationship between commercial loans and total real estate loans in India.

Findings

The outcome of the structural model that is bootstrapping technique shows that there is an impact of residential and commercial loans by public and private sector banks on total real estate sector development in India. The residential loans show the full mediation effect between commercial loans and total real estate loans as the value of variation accounted for (VAF) is more than 1.93 which shows residential loans govern the nature of variable between commercial loans and total real estate loans.

Practical implications

The public and private sector banks are contributing to the real estate sector development in India which increases the economic growth of the country. The mediation analysis shows that residential loans are an important aspect between commercial and total real estate loans in India as the demand for residential housing is more in India. The increasing role of banks in the real estate sector strengthens the financial capability in the real estate sector market, and the property buyers will able to purchase more property which leads to increasing demand for real estate sector.

Originality/value

The research paper is original, and PL–SEM has been used to find the results.

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Citation

Aggarwal, T. and Solomon, P. (2019), "A study on the mediating effect of residential loans on total real estate loans of banks in India", Journal of Property Investment & Finance, Vol. 37 No. 5, pp. 455-469. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPIF-03-2019-0034

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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