A large part of the Dutch province of Groningen is experiencing the impact of earthquakes induced by gas extraction. As a result selling privately owned houses in the area is often problematic. A mixed method approach of a survey of all 4.200 people who had their house on the market in june 2016 (response N = 1.200), 21 interviews and 80 diaries (over a six month period) revealed that the majority of the respondents do have problems selling their house. Many properties remain unsold, and when transactions take place time to the market is longer, and prices are lower. A substantial number of respondents feel 'locked-up' in the area, and the market is splt in two segments: a stagnated segment and a segment in which transactions are observed, mainly between people who know the area and are very well informed about the level of damage to the properties they want to buy.. Factors influencing the outcome of the sales process are the level of earthquake impact, the actual damage to the house, the price category of the house and the attitude of realtors. Also personal characteristics have been identified, such as age, the personal financial situation, and the extent to which respondents are emotionally affected by the earthquakes.
|Naam||URSI Research report|
|Uitgeverij||Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen|