Affordable levels of house prices using fuzzy linear regression analysis:the case of Shanghai

Jian Zhou, Hui Zhang, Yujie Gu, Athanasios A. Pantelous

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Abstract

The house prices in China have been growing nearly twice as fast as national income over the last decade. Such an irrational soaring of house prices, not only puts the Chinese economy in danger, but also the country’s social interconnectedness and stability are at risk. Under this background, assuming that the affordable level of house prices from a consumer perspective is an uncertain parameter, which can be modelled, respectively, as symmetric and asymmetric triangular fuzzy number, several types of fuzzy linear regression models are introduced. A survey for the city of Shanghai was conducted, where three major policy and an equal number of non-policy variables have been selected to facilitate the analysis. The results derived show that the real estate tax policy had a key role for retaining the house prices in Shanghai in short run, whereas the two non-policies variables, annual household income and housing size, have even greater influence on consumers than policy variables. Additionally, it was observed that the family population and the affordable level of house prices are correlated negatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5407-5418
Number of pages12
JournalSoft Computing
Volume22
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Distance measure
  • Fuzzy linear regression
  • House prices
  • Real estate tax
  • Triangle fuzzy number

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Affordable levels of house prices using fuzzy linear regression analysis:the case of Shanghai. / Zhou, Jian; Zhang, Hui; Gu, Yujie; Pantelous, Athanasios A.

In: Soft Computing, Vol. 22, No. 16, 08.2018, p. 5407-5418.

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