The Influence of Environmental Factors on Property Buyers' Choice of Residential Location in Poland

Sabina Źróbek , Maria Trojanek , Anna Źróbek-Sokolnik , Radosław Trojanek


The main aim of this study was to identify the factors responsible for Polish property buyers' choice of residential location, including single-family houses and apartments. The following thesis was formulated: analysis of consumers' residential preferences based on their personal experience supports a more reliable evaluation of individual attributes of a residential location. This paper overviews the existing literature on the subject and analyzes primary data. collected by the computer-assisted web-interviewing (CAWI) method. The questionnaire developed by the authors was completed by 269 residents of three Polish regions. The respondents evaluated the quality of their residential environment and identified environmental factors that could influence their health. The data were processed statistically to reveal that price is the most important factor behind the residential location choice. Other factors identified by the respondents included the sense of security and a quiet neighborhood. High scenic value was regarded as a moderately important factor, although its significance was recognized by the majority of the respondents.
Author Sabina Źróbek - Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie
Sabina Źróbek,,
, Maria Trojanek (WZ / KIiN)
Maria Trojanek,,
- Department of Investment and Real Estate
, Anna Źróbek-Sokolnik - Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie, MNiSW [80]
Anna Źróbek-Sokolnik,,
, Radosław Trojanek (WZ / KM)
Radosław Trojanek,,
- Department of Microeconomics
Journal seriesJournal of International Studies, ISSN 2071-8330, e-ISSN 2306-3483, (B 11 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishenvironment, quality of life, property market, Poland, residential property
ASJC Classification2002 Economics and Econometrics; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)11
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 11.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 11.0, 10-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2015 = 0.419
Citation count*33 (2020-09-21)
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