Theoretical Overview of Sentiment Analysis in the Real Estate Market
Benjamin Kwakye1, Chan Tze Haw2

1Benjamin Kwakye, School of Business Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
2Chan Tze Haw, School of Business Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on February 19, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on March 08, 2021. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2021. | PP: 169-175 | Volume-9 Issue-6, March 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.F5407039621 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F5407.039621
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Abstract: With the assertion that most empirical studies are underpinned by a theory, this study aims to presents the theoretical underpinnings of sentiment analysis in the housing market. It discussed four main theories namely: the behavioral finance theory, the bubbles theory, the theory of irrational exuberance and the theory of noise traders. To the best of the authors knowledge, this overview is the first in recent past to discuss the theoretical foundations of sentiment analysis in relation to housing prices. The study contributes to the extant literature in the field through the development of theoretical framework and the identification of new research gaps for future research. It has theoretical relevance to researchers and students in the finance fraternity who are beset with or struggling to identify the most appropriate finance theories that underpins their study in real estate sentiment analysis. 
Keywords: Sentiment, real estate market, housing prices and stock market.