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Other real estate property in selected euro area countries

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After the household main residence (HMR), other real estate property (OREP) accounts for the second largest share of total household net wealth in the euro area. However, OREP remains mainly unstudied. Using Eurosystem HFCS data, I analyse OREP investment in Luxembourg, in selected euro area countries and in the euro area as a whole. For those households that own OREP, it represents an important share of gross wealth and generates non-negligible rental income. I identify several stylised facts of OREP characteristics with respect to their owners, type, use and location.

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  • Michael Ziegelmeyer, 2015. "Other real estate property in selected euro area countries," BCL working papers 99, Central Bank of Luxembourg.
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    1. Anastasia Girshina & Thomas Y. Mathä & Michael Ziegelmeyer, 2017. "The Luxembourg Household Finance and Consumption Survey: Results from the 2nd wave," BCL working papers 106, Central Bank of Luxembourg.
    2. Thomas Y. Mathä & Giuseppe Pulina & Michael Ziegelmeyer, 2018. "The Cross-border Household Finance and Consumption Survey: Results from the second wave," BCL working papers 119, Central Bank of Luxembourg.

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    Keywords

    household finance; individual portfolio choice; real assets;

    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance
    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution

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