RealtyTrac Launches ATTOM Data Warehouse Property Database
RealtyTrac has unveiled a new multi-sourced national property database named the ATTOM Data Warehouse that will be curated by ATTOM Data Solutions, a newly created parent company operating a rapidly expanding property data licensing business along with existing consumer Web sites, RealtyTrac.com, Homefacts.com and HomeDisclosure.com.
The new ATTOM Data Warehouse features enhanced and standardized data for more than 150 million U.S. property parcels—representing an expanded footprint that covers 99 percent of the U.S. population. The enhanced data warehouse is more than nine terabytes and contains 13.9 billion rows of data and more than 6,000 discrete data attributes. Data available includes current and historical property tax assessor information, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard, health hazard, neighborhood characteristics, and other property characteristics—all mapped to a unique ATTOM ID for each property.
“The new ATTOM ID is an innovation long-overdue in the real estate data industry, linking all property-centric data from myriad sources to one unique parcel identifier, and it’s just one example of how the new ATTOM Data Warehouse creates value for our customers and elevates our industry” said Rob Barber, CEO at ATTOM Data Solutions. “Under the new ATTOM Data Solutions brand, our mission as a company will continue to be increasing real estate transparency for businesses and consumers. That mission will be carried out in a variety of venues, including bulk file licenses, APIs and customized reports, along with our increasingly popular consumer Web sites.”
Construction of the ATTOM Data Warehouse kicked off in 2015 with the addition of newly sourced tax, deed and mortgage data creating a full, national public record footprint. This newly aggregated data—along with an ongoing integration of more than 40 categories of neighborhood and parcel risk data—prompted the development of an innovative data warehouse solution.
The ATTOM Data Warehouse fuels predictive analytics and machine learning developed by Audantic, a Seattle-based company that provides top-tier real estate investors—those typically purchasing about 100 homes a year—with marketing lists of homeowners likely to sell.
“We’ve tried to source national property data from many places, and the ATTOM Data Warehouse is head and shoulders above the rest,” said Franklin Sarkett, CTO of Audantic, which has grown from just two clients in 2014 to now having clients in more than 200 counties. “Without the data we wouldn’t have a business.”