Visualization-Aided Exploration of the Real Estate Data

  • Mingzhao LiEmail author
  • Zhifeng Bao
  • Timos Sellis
  • Shi Yan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9877)


An efficient analysis of the real estate data is critical for buyers to understand the real estate market and seek appropriate properties to live in or rent. In this paper, we first collect data from different channels which are not provided in existing commercial real estate systems, and integrate them to build a location-centred comprehensive real estate dataset, including information other than the house itself, such as education profile, transportation profile and regional profile. Then we develop HouseSeeker, a visualization-aided system for buyers to explore the real estate data, find appropriate properties based on their individual requirements, and compare properties/suburbs from different aspects to discover the strengths and weaknesses of each property/suburb. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our system based on a real-world dataset in Melbourne metropolitan area: it is able to help zero-knowledge users better understand local real estate market and find preferred properties based on their individual requirements. A preliminary implementation of the system is available at


Real Estate Real Estate Market Candidate Property Commercial Real Estate Individual Requirement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mingzhao Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhifeng Bao
    • 1
  • Timos Sellis
    • 2
  • Shi Yan
    • 1
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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