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35 Best Down-and-Out Neighborhoods to Buy a Home

Many down-and-out neighborhood housing markets across the country are on the rebound thanks to a confluence of market forces working in their favor. Tight inventory of homes for sale combined with a dearth of new homebuilding is convincing buyers and… Read More »


RealtyTrac Unveils New Multi-Sourced National Property Data Warehouse Covering 99 Percent of U.S. Population

New Parent Brand ATTOM Data Solutions Will Curate Enhanced ATTOM Data Warehouse Powering Bulk Data Business,,, IRVINE, Calif. -July 19, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive property data, today unveiled a new multi-sourced… Read More »


Investors Finding New Ways to ‘Press the Flesh’

No business can survive in a vacuum. Just like retail stores need customers to walk in the door, and traveling salespersons need to “press the flesh” to consummate deals with corporate clients, most real estate investors need to network with… Read More »


533,813 U.S. Properties with Foreclosure Filings in First Six Months of 2016, Down 11 Percent From a Year Ago

Q2 2016 Foreclosure Activity Below Pre-Recession Levels in 15 States; Average Foreclosure Timeline Plateaus Nationwide, Highest in NJ, Hawaii, NY; Investor Share of Foreclosure Auction Purchases at 17-Year High in First Half 2016 IRVINE, Calif. – July 14, 2016 —… Read More »


Sacramento Housing Boosted by Bay Area Refugees

The following is an excerpt from an article appearing in the June 2016 Housing News Report, an award-winning monthly newsletter published by RealtyTrac. Sacramento housing statistics all point to the telltale signs of a strong seller’s market, with a low… Read More »

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Are These Three Housing Bubbles Re-Inflating?

Could we be headed towards another housing bubble? Ten years ago, easy credit and lax banking lending standards in the U.S. residential real estate market were partly to blame for a housing bubble that popped and caused over 7 million… Read More »


Best Bargain Beach Towns Summer 2016

Based on Median Prices, Average Temps, Air Quality, Criminal Offender Density IRVINE, Calif. – July 1, 2016 — RealtyTrac® ( the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released a special report ranking the best bargain beach towns for… Read More »


RealtyTrac Neighborhood Portal Homefacts Launches Real-Time Email Alerts Available for 117 Million U.S. Properties

Consumers Alerted to Changes in Nearby Registered Offenders, Property Values, Meth Labs, Environmental Hazards, Foreclosure Activity, New For-Sale and Rental Listings and More IRVINE, Calif. – June 28, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data,… Read More »


18 Percent of Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Historically Normal Levels in Q2 2016

Up From 5 Percent of Markets in Previous Quarter, But Down From 20 Percent a Year Ago; Wages Rose Faster Than Home Prices in 55 Percent of Markets, Reversing Four-Year Trend; IRVINE, Calif. – June 23, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (,… Read More »


Housing News Report Wins National Award From Real Estate Editors

RealtyTrac’s Housing News Report won the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ (NAREE) Bronze Award for its investigative journalism into foreign home buyers and the use of limited liability corporations, or LLCs, to cloak the identity of home buyers. The… Read More »

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