When is the Best Time to Buy or Sell Your Home?

Data Visualization

Best Time to Buy or Sell a House

Project Details

Project Overview

After hearing talk of an especially hot housing market in the United States, I was curious as whether there is an ideal time of the year to buy or sell a house? Or if it is simply the sooner, the better?

To answer that question, I created this interactive data visualization using D3.js and React to examine the seasonal trends of several key housing metrics across more than 1,600 U.S. cities. To efficiently access this data, we deployed a serverless REST API on AWS.

Ultimately, we found that, despite the steadily rising cost of real estate, most key housing metrics were still surprisingly seasonal. Such trends provide us with some foresight into the prime time to buy or sell a house.