House buying -- Oregon -- Portland -- Decision making, Hierarchical decision modeling, Delphi method
The Portland Metropolitan Area is one of the fastest growing in the Nation. A good percentage of in-migrants to Oregon end up in this area. This study aimed at creating a model to help individuals decide which city on the Oregon site of the Portland metro they should purchase housing.
Decision criteria was elicited from experts using a modified form of Delphi method, an HDM model was created and experts were asked to evaluate these criteria by making pair-wise comparisons. Once the HDM model was computed, the means were analyzed and it was determined that the city of Beaverton was the best location to purchase a home in the Portland Metro Area.
Future work on this should extend the model I included, more criteria like socio-cultural ones and the scope should be expanded to include the other cities in the Metro area on the Washington State side of the divide.
Adewunmi, Adediji, "Hierarchical Decision Model for Housing Decision in the Portland Metropolitan Area" (2019). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 2259.