RealtyTrac Now Provides Environmental Info, Data on Former Drug Labs and Sex Offenders

March 13, 2014

RealtyTrac has added new environmental and local information for the 108 million property addresses searchable on its website, giving real estate consumers more data to make informed purchasing decisions. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the property details pages have been designed so that users can now benefit from richer online content that is easier to navigate and interpret.

“The additions to our property details pages give us the ability to provide a more complete report on specific homes and the housing market as a whole to help millions of real estate consumers, professionals and institutions make smart, data-driven decisions,” said Jamie Moyle, CEO at RealtyTrac. “RealtyTrac evens the playing field between heart and mind by helping consumers see behind the air-brushed perfection of typical real estate listings. The result is a fresh, new look with streamlined navigation and more real estate data than ever before.”

The new property details pages empower the user with a dynamic interface that incorporates new environmental and local data into the already-robust property and neighborhood information previously available on RealtyTrac. The new data added includes the location and details of environmental hazards such as underground storage tanks, spills, EPA polluters, brownfields, and superfunds, along with former drug labs, sex offenders and building permit activity in the neighborhood.

The new data is added to the myriad of existing property and local information previously available to RealtyTrac users. Property-specific information available includes listing status, foreclosure status and history, outstanding loans and position, sales history, property tax history and ownership name and mailing address. Local information includes local school performance, crime rates, comparable sales and price trends, occupancy rates, unemployment rates and risk for natural hazards such as earthquakes, tornados and floods.

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