Proper.ie is an evolving project conducted by Xwerx, a User Experience agency based in Dublin, to experiment with new Big Data tools and ideas.
Our aim is to make it easier for home buyers in Ireland to assess the value of a house they are interested in, based on nearby sales.
There is a lack of transparency in the Irish housing market, our goal is to address this by collecting data and presenting it in a clear and user-friendly way.
On Proper.ie, users can search for the most recent transactions at the county, and area level. They can also explore trends to get a better understanding of the local market.
Data comes from various public sources, notably the Property Price Register, a public record of all residential properties purchased in Ireland since the 1st of January 2010. This data is an excellent resource but suffers from a lack of consistency with regards to how it is recorded. A large part of what proper.ie does is to take this data and reshape it using Data Science tools (python, pandas etc.). This gives it structure and allows us to provide more detailed insights.
The team at Xwerx