Original Paper : Motives for Residential Property Investment in Malaysia – Evidence from Online Property Forum Participants

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Original Paper : Motives for Residential Property Investment in Malaysia – Evidence from Online Property Forum Participants Investment Motives, Online Property Forum, Property Investment, Residential Property

This study empirically examines the motives for residential property investment in Malaysia. The financial and non-financial motives of residential property investment are analysed using a sample of 251 online residential property forum participants with experience of purchasing residential property. In addition, the role of gender in property investment intentions is also examined. Results reveal that both financial and non-financial factors are significantly related to residential property investment intentions. However,
there appears to be no significant gender differences in residential property investment decisions. The outcomes of this study are useful as it will help property investors understand the important determinants of residential property investment intentions among sub-purchasers. The study also provides important implications for developers as it will assist them increase the marketability of their housing projects.

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