Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business: Finance and University Honors
real estate housing pandemic portland oregon
The purpose of this paper is to examine the commonly noted discrepancies in the housing market between since the year 2020. The primary locations for the analysis of this issue were Portland, Oregon and other cities located near Portland. The discrepancies found between Portland and surrounding suburbs could be indicative of a shift in the geographical and spatial makeup of housing in the United States. This paper attempts to demonstrate the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the prices and makeup of urban and suburban locations with regards to the housing market since 2020. A literature review was first conducted to obtain a better understanding of what the discourse community surrounding housing changes has stated about the pandemic’s role in the housing market. After drawing conclusions from the prior literature, a data analysis was conducted on listings from the year 2000 to the present in Portland, Oregon and other cities in the state. A descriptive statistical analysis was run to understand the data spread, then several t-tests were run on significant variables to determine if the time period of the pandemic had a significant statistical effect on said housing variables. The results of the statistical analysis corroborated the statements made in the literature review with regards to the pandemic’s impact on housing. By agreeing with the literature review, this paper adds to the literature surrounding the ongoing housing dilemma that is connected to the duration and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Paterson, Conor, "Analysis of Oregon Multi-Family Housing in Relation to COVID-19 Pandemic" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1313.