Free App Helps Homeowners and Homebuyers to Research Property Information; Including Environmental Risks, School Ratings, Registered Sex Offenders, and More
IRVINE, Calif. – January 13, 2015 — Homefacts® (www.homefacts.com), a pioneer in providing neighborhood data and statistics, today announced the launch of a new mobile app for Android. Homefacts is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RealtyTrac, the leading source of comprehensive housing data. Following the success of the Homefacts iPhone app in July, Android device owners now have an app of their own that enables homebuyers, homeowners and renters to view detailed property and neighborhood information and statistics on more than 100 million homes in the United States.
Homefacts provides important information and key statistics on more than 30 local and neighborhood data sets for residential properties nationwide including detailed local school information, location and details of environmental hazards such as underground storage tanks, spills, EPA polluters, brownfields, and superfunds, along with former drug labs, sex offenders, natural hazard risk and building permit activity in a neighborhood.
The Homefacts app incorporates pertinent and detailed neighborhood and home information including the following:
- Property characteristics such as the number of beds, baths, etc.
- Neighborhood demographics, including population, education level and median income
- Neighborhood housing snapshot, including median property values, median monthly rents and vacant housing units
- In-depth school data detailing school locations, ratings, enrollment and phone numbers
- Complete registered sex offender details including street address, distance from current location, physical characteristics and specific offense
- Crime risk, current crime ratings and crime index by offense type
- Level of risk for earthquakes and tornadoes as well as historical documentation of earthquake and tornado incidents
- Unemployment rates
- Former drug lab locations and seizure dates
“Over 50 percent of the traffic to Homefacts comes through a mobile device. We’ve optimized our Android app so users can experience the revolutionary way that Homefacts helps prospective homeowners and investors perform due-diligence when buying a home,” said Jamie Moyle, CEO of RealtyTrac. “The app enables homebuyers to view detailed property and neighborhood data from wherever they are, helping them make more informed real estate decisions.”
The new app makes it easy to navigate neighborhood data based on user location or find information on any one of the millions of U.S. properties using the address, city and zip search tool. The Homefacts’ map search tool allows users to view information by city or neighborhood.
To begin making better, more informed real estate decisions check out the new Homefacts Android app, please visit: the Android Google Play app store.
Homefacts (www.homefacts.com) is on online resource that provides consumers with the neighborhood data and statistics needed to make sound home-buying decisions. Founded in 2007 to address the due-diligence process of real estate transactions, Homefacts allows users to research detailed school information, hospitals, environmental issues, geological conditions, hazardous substances, former drug labs, convicted offenders and crime activity, among other factors, within a neighborhood. The first single source to effectively address this need, Homefacts aggregates key information to save buyers time and keep them informed when making one of life’s most important decisions.
RealtyTrac is a leading supplier of U.S. real estate data, with nationwide parcel-level records for more than 129 million U.S. parcels that include property characteristics, tax assessor data, sales and mortgage deed records, Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and 20 million active and historical default, foreclosure auction and bank-owned properties. RealtyTrac’s housing data and foreclosure reports are relied on by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury Department, HUD, numerous state housing and banking departments, investment funds as well as millions of real estate professionals and consumers, to help evaluate housing trends and make informed decisions about real estate.