Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

2017

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Robert H. Watrel

Keywords

Finland, Foreign real estate ownership, Getis-Ord Gi*

Abstract

Foreign real estate ownership has been a frequent topic in the Finnish public discourse in the 2010s. Real estate purchases by Russian citizens have received lots of negative attention. In this thesis, the spatial distribution of real estate bought by Russians was studied. Purchases between January 1990 and August 2016 were mapped and analyzed using Getis-Ord Gi* hot spot analysis. The home addresses of the buyers were also geocoded to find out where the majority of buyers live, and geodetic distances to their properties were calculated. Buildings on these properties were analyzed to examine motives for the purchases.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Russians -- Finland.
Real property -- Finland -- Foreign ownership.
Real estate investment -- Finland.

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-54)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

64

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
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