Fuzzy modeling approach based on property location quality for grading neighborhood level of family housing units

Mert Z. G. , YILMAZ S.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, vol.36, no.2, pp.3603-3613, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eswa.2008.02.023
  • Page Numbers: pp.3603-3613


More recently Turkey has witnessed fast housing development and real estate sector growth because of the mortgage preparations. With this development, property location quality has been considered important for selecting and paying them. It is aimed to examine the applications of grading property at the neighborhood level based on property location quality by testing traditional method and fuzzy logic method. This study uses a data set of new single-family housing units in Kocaeli University Campus Area. By using four location quality criteria, 27 single-family housing units are graded at the neighborhood level. This paper provides understanding fuzzy logic grading approach at the neighborhood level based on property location quality that is more accurate and realistic than traditional grading approach. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.