R language has been gaining increasing popularity as Machine Learning, Predictive analytics take more and more importance within business. The applications of R has been steadily increasing in different industry domains. One of the areas where the R language is being very strongly used is in the are of Real Estate to predict selling prices of Homes Please read the link to blog post below related to how the company Zillow uses R for predicting estimates of prices for houses.
As the article indicates they use a mix of tools at different stages of the data value chain. The more cleaner the data is, the better the prediction is going to be.