House Sale Prices Prediction

From the sales data in King County, I will do the data analysis and select influence factors for making a prediction model.

Then, the following questions will be answered:

  1. How does the location affect the price?
  2. Do building and renovation times affect the price?
  3. Does selling time affect the price?
  4. Can we predict the price from a condition?

If anyone is interested in my project, please feel free to have a look at the following link:

https://github.com/knotmirai/fs-mod2-project

Summary

  1. The location data are zip code, latitude, longitude, and waterfront. Zip code should not be the influence of selling since it is a number and does not reflect any meaning. Also, the graph is scattering. Latitude and longitude seem to influence. However, after plotting them as a map, it seems that the high selling is in a specific area, for example, near the sea or lake. This data matches the data from the waterfront. The mean and median of the waterfront shows that the house on the waterfront area has a higher selling price. The additional information about location needs to be added in order to predict the selling price from a location.
  2. From mean and median data of built year, the houses that built during 1900-1939 have a higher selling price. From data, the renovation increase the selling price of the house. The price definitely increases after renovation. However, the price still cannot be predicted by only the renovation year.
  3. After observing the data, it seems that there is no effect on selling price from selling time. The mean and median of year, month, and day seem to be the same.
  4. After observing the data, factors, that could be used for the prediction model below:

Est.Price = 0.2827x sqft_living + 0.4312x grade + 0.2161x condition + 0.0614x floors + 0.3554x lat +0.2396x waterfront – 0.1997

Future Plan

For the future, I should include more detail about a location, such as downtown, shopping mall, supermarket, or public transportation, to increase the accuracy of prediction.