Finance Research Project: “Real Estate” – 20 Topic Ideas to Investigate

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Posted on September 28, 2016

If a Google search brings you to the page which you are currently reading — this page — then it means you are either having some difficulties coming up with finance research topics in the real estate industry for your academic or corporate project. And if that is definitely the case, then you have just found a gold mine for this was written just for you.

Today’s article is the second part in the series of articles discussing finance in the real estate sector and the important role having some financial backing plays for both parties who take part in making the sector grow. In the article preceding this, some important facts covering the subject of finance and real estate were outlined to help project writers discuss intelligently on the topic. This follow-up will not only provide 20 topics but will also include a sample research project that expatriates on one of the provided topics to serve as a sample for anyone confused on how to proceed with his or her project.

Lastly, a set of guidelines on understanding time management and its importance when writing or handling a research project will be provided to help you efficiently create something brilliant that will guarantee you earn top marks. So shall we begin?

  1. The Importance of Finance to the Real Estate Industry
  2. The Impact of a Fluctuating Economy on the Real Estate Industry
  3. The 2007 Economic Recession and Its Effect on Real Estate
  4. Sources of Real Estate Finance and Their Impact on Society
  5. Real Estate Investment and the Role of Commercial Banks
  6. Real Estate Investment and the Impact of Credit Unions
  7. Problems of Financing Real Estate in the United States
  8. Corporate Loans and Commercial Real Estate Financing
  9. Analysing the Challenges and Prospects in Real Estate Investing
  10. Fundamentals of Real Estate Financing Models
  11. Disentangling the Geography of Finance and Real Estate
  12. Real Estate Finance and Investment Fundamentals
  13. How the Mortgage Constant Works in Real Estate Finance
  14. Real Estate Finance Investments Risks and Opportunities
  15. Real Estate Equity and Debt Financing
  16. The Role of Banks, Equity Markets, and Institutional Investors in Developing Real Estate
  17. Policy Framework for Building Sustainable Real Estate Markets
  18. Real Estate Market Developments the Financial Sector
  19. Protecting Value in Real Estate: Managing Investment Risks
  20. The Language of Commercial Real Estate Finance

Choosing a finance research project topic in real estate has never been made easier than this for here are 20 excellent topics you can consider using or modifying for your own project. These topics are quite easy to work on due to the large amount of research materials out there covering each and every outlined topic.

As stated earlier, more help is on the way in getting you started on writing your own project and this will be in the form of a sample research project which takes its direction from one of the topics provided on the list.

Sample Essay: The Impact of a Fluctuating Economy on the Real Estate Industry

The real estate sector is one that plays an important role in the quality of life experienced in a country and this is why governments all around the world ensure that policies are put in place to help its citizens secure real estate for both commercial and residential buildings within legal frameworks. My research paper will focus on exploring the impact of a nation’s economy on its real estate sector, using facts and figures to show that fluctuations in any economy will affect the pricing and cost of owning a home in the affected society.

The real estate sector has always been responsible for a considerable amount of a nation’s GDP and in China, statistics show that an increase in the pricing of real estate structures and lands led to an increase in the reported GDP in that time period. These studies which were conducted in 2009, showed that due to a growth in China’s economy, expenditure from its real estate sector accounted for 7.5% of its GDP—up from 3.5% in 1997—which inevitably led to an increase in the pricing of its real estate assets by approximately 16% between the years 1997 to 2009.

Also, in the United States, the great recession which occurred between the year 2007 to 2009 saw a 5% drop of the US GDP and this led to a corresponding loss in the value of real estate assets in the US by approximately 20 to 50% across board. The great recession not only led to a loss of real estate value but massive foreclosures due to inability to re-pay loans occurred across the country. And by 2009, the foreclosure problem was so bad that the US witnessed more foreclosures than marriages through the year.

The banking sector—which is the financial backbone of the real estate sector—also follows the fluctuation trend outlined above. Studies show that during a time of economic growth, commercial banks look favourably on extending loan facilities to aid real estate purchases while in times of recession, the opposite occurs. An apt example was the availability of 100% loan facilities made available for buyers during the economic boom of the 90’s and the gloom that followed after during the 2007 recession.

This trend is the one that continued for generations and does not look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Thereby proving that the status of a nation’s economy influences its real estate industry in direct proportion and a strong economy will give birth to a solid real estate sector just as a weak economy will negatively affect the value of real estate assets during the same duration. Due to the fact that the primary lenders — banks — of money to the real estate industry as well as unemployment rates and job cuts reflect negatively on a nation’s GDP and this trickles down across all industries including the real estate sector.

Here we come to the end of the 2nd article in our series on research project topics on the subject of finance in real estate. We hope this article provided some answers to your questions and for more clarification on writing a project, do not hesitate to read the third article in the proposed series as well as our initial piece 10 facts on finance research.

Baker, H & Peter, C. (2012). Public Real Estate Markets and Investments, 170-175.
Tracey, S. (2007). Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Investment.
Wang, K. (2007). The Interaction between Real Estate and National Economy.
Coulson, E. & Kim, S. (2000). Residential investment, non-residential investment and GDP. Real
Estate Economics, 28(2).
Geng, X. & Xie, C. (2006). Research of relationship between China’s real estate investment and the
national economy.
National Bureau of Statistics. (2006). China’s fixed asset investment statistics Code. Beijing: China
Statistics Press.
Emoh, I. & Nwachukwu, C.  (2011). Critical Issues In Real Estate Finance as an Index in Building Construction Project Management Success in Nigeria

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