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Redfin Adds Zoning Data For More Than 70M Homes

Sarah Wolak
Dec 05, 2022
Zoneomics and Redfin Partnership

Real estate brokerage teamed with Zoneomics to educate buyers on zoning implications.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Redfin is the first real estate site to provide users with a detailed view on the implications of local zoning guidelines.
  • The feature is available on Redfin.com for homes in nearly 3,900 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Redfin said Monday it added zoning and land-use information to more than 70 million home description pages on its website.

That’s thanks to a partnership with Zoneomics, a real estate intelligence platform powered by AI and machine learning. 

Redfin is the first real estate site to provide users with a detailed view intended to educate them on the implications of their local zoning guidelines for almost any home in the U.S. and Canada.

“Zoning is a defining characteristic of real estate in North America. It impacts everyone, and you shouldn’t need special research skills to find the information you need,” said Christian Taubman, Redfin’s chief growth officer. “Redfin users ask us every day whether a property can be rented out on Airbnb or whether building another living unit in the backyard is allowed, and now they can find answers directly on our home detail pages. We’re proud to be the first real estate website to make that information clear and easily accessible to consumers.”

Redfin detail pages for both for-sale and off-market homes now display a zoning summary for the property, including the zoning code, name, type, and description. Eligible properties also include a list of permitted, conditional, and accessory land uses. 

Consumers interested in more comprehensive information have the option to purchase a variety of zoning reports from Zoneomics. The feature is available on Redfin.com for homes in nearly 3,900 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The company plans to launch the feature on iOS next week, and on Android next year.

“Zoning data has a unique and crucial position in the U.S. and Canada, where it is essential but also needlessly gate-kept from the homebuyer,” said Zoneomics’ CEO Matthew Player. “This partnership with Redfin is exciting because it will help us provide important data and zoning reports to consumers without any hassle, effectively democratizing access to zoning data across North America.”

Adding zoning data is the most recent step toward Redfin’s goal of providing the most complete and relevant home information to consumers. This year, Redfin has also added information about climate risk, school ratings, neighborhood amenities, public transit, internet service and speed, and down payment assistance programs to home detail pages.

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