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Estimating the price of apartments in Tehran using extracted compound variables

Javad Koohpayma (Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)
Meysam Argany (Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, Faculty of Geography, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)

International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

ISSN: 1753-8270

Article publication date: 19 October 2020

Issue publication date: 23 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Housing price is a barometer of a national economy. In recent years, Iran experienced high inflation in its economy, which affects everything, including housing. The purpose of this study is the estimation of the value of residential apartments of Tehran using ordinary least square (OLS) and geographically weighted regression (GWR) methods.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper proposed a method for determining the compound variables and used them to estimate and evaluate the prices in the district six of Tehran city. Also, this paper compared the GWR and OLS methods with different types of factors and their influences in house price estimations.

Findings

During the high inflation period of the study period, the age of buildings, inflation, parking, storage room and their locations are the most critical factors that affect the price of apartments in district six of Tehran. Besides, compound variables have the most influence on the prediction of the prices.

Research limitations/implications

The exact location of the apartments in the study area were unknown. Therefore, the positions are extracted from their addresses. The uncertainty of location forced us to ignore the neighborhood terms in the hedonic method.

Practical implications

The exact locations of the apartments in the study area were unknown. Therefore, the positions are extracted from their addresses. The uncertainty of location forced us to ignore the neighborhood terms in the hedonic method.

Originality/value

The originality of the proposed method is that it used a different approach to determine the valid variables of the apartment prices. Also, the evaluation of the method showed that the proposed variables are significantly useful.

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Citation

Koohpayma, J. and Argany, M. (2021), "Estimating the price of apartments in Tehran using extracted compound variables", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 569-595. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-05-2020-0050

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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