Volume 41, Issue 6 (November 2013)

    Fuzzy-GIS Approach for Applying the AHP Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model to Evaluate Real Estate Purchases

    (Received 11 February 2012; accepted 25 March 2013)

    Published Online: 2013

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This work presents a novel housing performance evaluation approach for evaluating real estate purchases in Taipei. The proposed approach focuses on encouraging purchases to achieve better housing performance and supporting the decision-making ability of homebuyers in housing comparison and selection. The proposed approach compares the features of different houses by integrating the fuzzy geographic information systems (GIS) method with an analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The comprehensive evaluation of uncertainty variable data comprises 20 objective housing performance indicators, which were selected from a review of existing evaluation models, and GIS that handle both spatial and non-spatial data, as well as a fuzzy set approach. The weights of each category and indicator are calculated using AHP analysis. Finally, the application model is established via a field case study. The proposed approach is applicable for objective and practical evaluations, as well as for the comparison of residential housing alternatives.


    Author Information:

    Lin, Chin-Tsai
    Chair, Professor, Graduate School of Management, Ming Chuan Univ., Taipei,

    Lin, Jun-Kun
    Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Management, Ming Chuan Univ., Taipei,


    Stock #: JTE20120030

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120030

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    Title Fuzzy-GIS Approach for Applying the AHP Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model to Evaluate Real Estate Purchases
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