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property-bee.sqlite sharing

Postby msparks on Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:13 am

If I set up a place for people to upload their property-bee.sqlite databases, would people upload to it so I can pool one big database for us to run analysis on?
Thinking I might make an independent rightmove house price index that takes into account the price of all properties (as seen by PB) and tries to do a better job of mix adjusting.
Any takers?
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Re: property-bee.sqlite sharing

Postby deeplyblue on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:02 am

I'm going to be a real party-pooper here.

I honestly think that the reason why the RM figures are frequently unsatisfactory is not because there's a conspiracy, or even a ramping tendency, but because they simply manipulate the data which is easy to verify.

I don't think anyone can do a good job on the RM figures until someone (and this might mean one of the bright people here) figures out a way to track properties that are re-listed. Even finding a re-listing by the same agent would be a help, but tracking a property across agents would be a great help to the whole house-buying community.

That said, I'm not in a great position to comment on the technicalities - I'm just about post a set of real newbie queries here!
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Re: property-bee.sqlite sharing

Postby msparks on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:12 pm

I wasn't really thinking along the lines of conspiracy theory.
Just that as an index RMs report is _bleep_, there's so much more useful analysis that could be done and isn't included in RMs index. just an addition of Standard Deviation and inter quartile ranges would do wonders.
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Re: property-bee.sqlite sharing

Postby needle on Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:26 pm


I'm up for it; but I've got a whole load of as well as RM data.

Sorting the data will be a problem in itself.
As mentioned above, relisted properties are also in my db so any claims to definitive analysis will be a bit off.

PM or post here if youre still up for it.
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