An Analytical Framework for Understanding Housing Markets

Housing exists in a market: housing is produced, owned, rented, maintained and sold in a complex system involving buyers and tenants (individuals, households, companies and governments), suppliers and sellers (developers, builders, homeowners, landlords and governments), market facilitators (financiers, estate agents, conveyancers) and government bodies and regulators (municipalities, the province, national government, and various public agencies and regulatory bodies).

This document provides an analytical framework for analyzing housing markets and was produced for the World Bank and the Cities Support Programme of the South African National Treasury.

CAHF’s work in South Africa is undertaken with the support of:

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