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With Greater Property Data Access Comes Greater Responsibility

With Greater Property Data Access Comes Greater Responsibility

There has never been greater access to public record property data. More widely accessible public record property data advances two worthy objectives — increased transparency in the real estate market and a strengthened legal property system, which famed economist Hernando de Soto argued in The Mystery of Capital is the key to capitalism succeeding in… Read More »

Foreclosure Starts Increase in 43 Percent of Local Markets in May, Including 153 Percent Jump in Houston

Foreclosure starts decreased nationwide in May, but 43 percent of local markets posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure starts, counter to the national trend, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of record-level foreclosure data. Markets with increasing foreclosure starts included Houston, Texas (up 153 percent from a year ago); Los Angeles, California (up 14 percent); Miami,… Read More »

Home Equity Lines of Credit Increase 14 Percent in Q1 2018

Home Equity Lines of Credit Increase 14 Percent in Q1 2018

Residential Purchase Originations Up 2 Percent, Refinance Originations Down 11 Percent; Co-Buyer Share Up to 17.4 Percent, Down Payments 46 Percent Higher Than Other Buyers; Median Down Payment Increases 27 Percent From Year Ago IRVINE, Calif. – June 14, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q1… Read More »

U.S. Home Flipping Rate Matches Six-Year High in Q1 2018

U.S. Home Flipping Rate Matches Six-Year High in Q1 2018

Average Flipping ROI Near Three-Year Low Despite All-Time High in Gross Flipping Profit; Share of Home Flips Purchased With Financing Increases to 9.5-Year High; Share of Flipped Homes Sold to FHA Buyers Drops to 10-Year Low IRVINE, Calif. – June 7, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released… Read More »

Amazon HQ2 Finalists Ranked by Housing Market Health

Amazon HQ2 Finalists Ranked by Housing Market Health

Editor’s Note: The interactive table in this article was revised June 1, 2018, to reflect revised rankings that no longer include environmental hazard housing risk because that risk factor was inconsistently calculated across different geographies in the previously published rankings. This change did not impact the ranking of the top-ranked city (Raleigh) or bottom-ranked city (Boston)… Read More »

Predicting Intent in Real Estate with Data-Powered AI

Predicting Intent in Real Estate with Data-Powered AI

This article, an interview with Likely.AI CEO and co-founder Brad McDaniel, originally appeared in the April 2018 Housing News Report newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions.  What is your elevator pitch/30-second sound bite for Likely.AI? We are an artificial intelligence platform that is specifically designed for the real estate industry. We’ve built this platform by… Read More »

Americans Departing High-Priced Housing Markets for More Affordable Alternatives (Infographic)

Americans Departing High-Priced Housing Markets for More Affordable Alternatives (Infographic)

Median home prices in Q1 2018 were not affordable for average wage earners in 304 of 446 U.S. counties (68 percent) analyzed in the most recent home affordability report from ATTOM Data Solutions, and on average across those 446 counties an average wage earner would need to spend 37.2 percent of his or her wages… Read More »