Household-level investments as accelerators of urban housing crises. Significance and motivation of private investors in housing markets outside the metropolises using the example of Salzburg Authors Andreas Van-Hametner University of Salzburg DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.98 Abstract So far, the increased emergence of financial investments on the housingmarkets hasmainly been examined inmetropolises or on a national level. Research focused primarily on institutional actors. The investigation of financial investments in housing space in cities below the metropolitan level and by individuals has so far been neglected. In the present study, I therefore focus on the manifestation of financial investmentsof private investors in housing markets outside the metropolises using a mixed-method approach of quantitative land register and data analysis as well as qualitative expertinterviews. The paper shows that apart from themetropolises, the utilization of housing into an investment object is mainly carried out by private actors. They invest less out of speculation and in the expectation of an increase in value, but rather for private retirement or family provision and, above all, tosecure value. This form of investment in housing also leads to serious consequences for other market players. The entire housing market is gradually focusing on this new type of investor. Real estate has therefore increasingly become a form of investment for many. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-10-13 How to Cite Van-Hametner, A. (2021). Household-level investments as accelerators of urban housing crises. Significance and motivation of private investors in housing markets outside the metropolises using the example of Salzburg . Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.98 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Andreas Van-Hametner This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.