The concept of transparency in the European Union's residential housing market : a theoretical framework

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dc.contributor.author Lindqvist, Sylwia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-31T08:07:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-31T08:07:17Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 99-115 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1756-1450 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14282
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical framework for the subsequent analysis of the European Union internal market's concept of transparency in residential real estate transactions. Specifically, it seeks to identify the essential factors that should be addressed within any such analysis. Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on a review of the literature on the general concept of transparency, and on other related aspects. Findings – Based on this study, five dimensions of transparency are identified, namely transparency in transaction procedure, legal information, financing, taxation and transaction costs. The essential points are that an increase in cross-border transactions increases demand for easy access to information held in other countries. The studied literature focuses on the coordination of legal systems, making systems more uniform and legally secured, and on broadening of the mortgage market. The study highlights the complexities involved in achieving transparency, as well as the length of time that this will take to achieve in practice. Originality/value – The paper identifies different dimensions of transparency in residential real estate transactions. There is little prior research in the area which focuses specifically on residential transactions. The study therefore draws upon work in other areas, including financial markets and taxation, and places this within a residential housing context. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.subject European Union en_US
dc.subject housing en_US
dc.subject property transaction en_US
dc.subject real estate en_US
dc.subject residential housing market en_US
dc.subject transparency en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title The concept of transparency in the European Union's residential housing market : a theoretical framework en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17561451211242486 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Law in the Built Environment;2
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 4 en_US
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