ATTOM and Redfin Offer New Data Tools
July 24, 2018
Two housing industry entities have announced new data tools for their respective operations.
ATTOM Data Solutions has integrated expanded boundary data into its U.S. property data warehouse. According to the company, this will include parcel boundaries for 155 million parcels along with school attendance zone boundaries for more than 67,000 schools in more than 13,000 school districts and neighborhood boundaries for more than 166,000 neighborhoods.
“Boundary data is a useful and often necessary complement to the foundational tax, deed, mortgage and neighborhood data in the ATTOM Data Warehouse,” said Rob Barber, Chief Executive Officer of ATTOM Data Solutions. “We’ve made some key strategic moves over the past few months to obtain the best boundary data available and fully integrate it into our data warehouse so that we can provide a one-stop shop for clients that want to combine these datasets.”
Separately, Redfin has launched its Compete Score feature that rates housing competition in cities and neighborhoods on a scale of 0 to 100. Compete Score is now Redfin.com pages for individual listings and on the site’s Home Values page for any city or neighborhood where more than 25 homes were sold in the last year.
"Using data and insights that only Redfin has, Compete Score helps home buyers navigate the competition and sellers understand what to expect when listing a home," said Matt Lerner, Senior Vice President for Product and Design at Redfin. "Compete Score helps sellers understand how long a home could take to sell, whether it's likely to sell for more or less than the asking price and how to list the home at a price that is likely to attract multiple offers. For buyers, Compete Score helps them understand how aggressive they need to be to win the home they want, including how much to bid, whether they need to waive contingencies and how fast they need to act."
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