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Replication data for: To Buy or Not to Buy: Consumer Constraints in the Housing Market

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Fuster, Andreas
  • Zafar, Basit
Publication Date
2016-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We use a strategic household survey to study the sensitivity of intended homeownership decisions to financing constraints. We find that the average stated likelihood of buying a home is strongly sensitive to the size of the required down payment, which we vary exogenously across three scenarios. This sensitivity is particularly high for respondents that appear more liquidity constrained based on observable characteristics (including current renters, or owners with low savings or low home equity). For renters, expectations of future rent inflation and of improvements to their personal financial situation also predict intention to buy.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161086 (Text)
Publications
  • Fuster, Andreas, and Basit Zafar. “To Buy or Not to Buy: Consumer Constraints in the Housing Market.” American Economic Review 106, no. 5 (May 2016): 636–40. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20161086.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.p20161086 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Fuster, Andreas; Zafar, Basit (2016): Replication data for: To Buy or Not to Buy: Consumer Constraints in the Housing Market. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116313