Determinants of homeownership in the condominium housing sites of Ambo, Ethiopia

Determinants of home ownership

  • Abenezer Wakuma Kitila Urban Planning Department, School of Geography and Environmental Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Keywords: homeownership; housing; condominium; Ambo; sites


This study investigated the determinants of homeownership among the residents of the condominium housing sites of Ambo town, West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. It employed a descriptive research design, mainly using cross-sectional and correlational studies. A total sample of 230 respondents were selected through a random sampling method. The logistic regression model output showed that homeownership was determined by respondents’ gender, age, monthly income, saving practice, loan and credit services, marital status, and household size, while education level, occupation type, and land produced insignificant results. The chi-squared test and independent samples t test results also revealed significant associations and differences among and between different variables. The absence of land, lack of capital, bureaucratic system of land provision, limited loan and credit services, and high interest rates were also mentioned as determinant factors of homeownership. Moreover, mean values were computed to determine the adequacy and accessibility of basic amenities between the two sites. Therefore, the study recommends that the government should reformulate a profound housing policy that would improve the efficiency of the housing provision system and reduce the cost of homeownership.


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Author Biography

Abenezer Wakuma Kitila, Urban Planning Department, School of Geography and Environmental Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Dr. Abenezer Wakuma Kitila currently works at the Urban Planning Department in the SGeES, Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of South Africa on October, 2018. He obtained MA degree in Urban and Regional Development Planning from Addis Ababa University with a CGPA of 4.00 Points in course work and 'Excellent' grade in MA thesis, and BA degree from Mekelle University with a CGPA of 3.75 points . He has been served in Haramaya University as a lecturer from September, 2012-February, 2016 and as an Assistant Professor since February, 2016. His Research interest include: Waste management, urban services, infrastructures, regional and urban planning, public space, urban-rural linkage, housing, urban transportation management.


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UKH Journal of Social Sciences | Volume 3 • Number 2 • 2019
Kitila: Determinants of Homeownership in the Condominium Housing Sites of Ambo
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How to Cite
Kitila, A. W. (2019, December 28). Determinants of homeownership in the condominium housing sites of Ambo, Ethiopia. UKH Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2), 1-18.
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