UK house price index

posted 5 May 2011, 12:24 by James Arthur Cattell   [ updated 5 May 2011, 13:42 ]
Saw @podnosh post a tweet about a piece at and instantly, the data fiend in me wanted to see it visualised.  More on that below.

At the end of the piece, @podnosh askes the question, "So what services would you build from house prices information, what  could you create if you had free access to a data set like the Unique Property Reference Number?"

My answer, "I'd build an alternative to the post code, possibly doing away with the dreaded post code lottery".  I'm so naive :-)

Anyway, downloaded the Halifax housing price index data from then cleaned it up in OpenOffice and pumped it into a couple of visualisation tools.

Many Eyes

Gotta say, I'm really liking the look of this IBM Many Eyes tool.  Will have a see what else this puppy can do...