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Foreign second home purchases: The case of Northern Sweden, 1990-1996
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Regional Science (CERUM).
1999 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Peripheral areas in European countries have recently experienced an influx of foreign second home owners. Here, the case of northern Sweden is presented, where Germans and Norwegians have purchased about 100 second homes between 1990 and 1996. It is argued that these second home owners have different motivations for buying a cottage depending on their country of origin, and that this has an impact on the locational pattern as well as the use of the second homes. Moreover, it is suggested that the distance between permanent and second homes should have more significance on location and use than the fact that they are located in different countries. The results of this survey reinforce these thoughts but, nevertheless, underline the importance of the concept of foreign tourism. Both Norwegians and Germans experience certain attractions in Sweden which are not available in their home countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1999. , 24 p.
, CERUM Working Paper, ISSN 1400-4526 ; 14
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-24747OAI: diva2:227392
Kulturgeografiska institutionen, 90187, Umeå
Awarded the 1998 Gösta Skoglund Prize for the best paper in the field of regional science presented at a department within Umeå University.Available from: 2009-07-13 Created: 2009-07-13 Last updated: 2012-04-04Bibliographically approved

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