2019 Volume 75 Issue 4 Pages 212-220
The numbers of vacant homes are increasing steadily throughout Japan. Their distribution in the market must be promoted. This study analyzed the actual conditions of owners’ and non-owners’ awareness. Then we evaluated approaches to promote the distribution of vacant houses in markets based on results of the analysis. The analysis results demonstrated that preferences for vacant houses differed depending on the number of years they were vacant and the age of the owners. For example, young people were willing to lease out or sell houses and to use official systems. Renovation of vacant houses should start in the early stage of vacancy.