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Increasing the Value of Search Subscriptions for Housing Market Analyses


Egger, Andy; Kummer, Vanessa; Meusel, Maik; Schmedders, Karl (2017). Increasing the Value of Search Subscriptions for Housing Market Analyses. SSRN 3061979 WP, University of Zurich.

Abstract

The drastic increase in the number of vacant accommodations in some regions of Switzerland and the simultaneous housing shortage in others are the result of not knowing where people want to live and, therefore, of having built accommodations in the wrong locations. In order to better understand what people are searching for, the Swiss start-up Realmatch360 began to analyze search subscriptions to real estate platforms. Using search subscriptions allows the company to get a better understanding of people’s preferences for housing and even to identify unmet demand. In this paper, we propose powerful approaches based on unsupervised learning to maximize the benefits of using search subscriptions exhibiting many missing entries for housing market analyses.

Abstract

The drastic increase in the number of vacant accommodations in some regions of Switzerland and the simultaneous housing shortage in others are the result of not knowing where people want to live and, therefore, of having built accommodations in the wrong locations. In order to better understand what people are searching for, the Swiss start-up Realmatch360 began to analyze search subscriptions to real estate platforms. Using search subscriptions allows the company to get a better understanding of people’s preferences for housing and even to identify unmet demand. In this paper, we propose powerful approaches based on unsupervised learning to maximize the benefits of using search subscriptions exhibiting many missing entries for housing market analyses.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:30 October 2017
Deposited On:21 Feb 2018 15:44
Last Modified:31 Jul 2018 05:01
Series Name:SSRN
Number of Pages:31
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3061979
Related URLs:https://ssrn.com/abstract=3061979 (Publisher)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:16017

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