As a university, we rely on a wide variety of data to provide rigorous information-based study programs for our students. This data is integral to our theoretical and research course modules across the university. We use ATTOM’s extensive real estate database to help enrich our deliverables throughout a range of undergraduate and high-level courses.

Property and demographic data are key for enhancing the studies of students across a range of courses, such as Urban Studies, Property Development, Sociology, and Geography. In this post, we explore how this data has been integral in our course deliverables.

Enriching the Educational Experience with ATTOM

ATTOM’s property data provides us with a rich source of extensive data on properties and demographics, which our students and professors are able to utilize in their research. We also use ATTOM’s property data as a source for our course materials – providing students with real-life insights into U.S real estate and sociological trends.

How ATTOM’s Property Data Fosters Learning in Our Property Development Course

Our Property Development course informs undergraduate students on how to successfully navigate a career in the property field. This course guides students on the key aspects of a managerial role in the property market, from overseeing the development of a multi-family commercial property to renovating a residential property – property data is invaluable to bringing theoretical projects to life and helping our students to develop an in-depth understanding of the property market and property development projects.

ATTOM’s Assessor Tax Data, Zoning Uses, Geocodes, Property Characteristics, House Size, Building Permits, Foreclosure Data, and Interior and Exterior Features all feature heavily in both our research and our day-to-day lecturers for the course.

How ATTOM’s Property and Demographic Data Enriches Our Courses in Sociology and Urban Studies

In addition, ATTOM’s demographic and real estate data and are both excellent resources for our Sociology and Urban Studies courses. ATTOM provides us with access to comprehensive data on areas such as the cost of living, education, points of interests, transit routes, crime, climate, and unemployment rates in different geographical areas across the U.S – all of which are important for deriving important sociological insights.

This data is invaluable to our both research based and theoretical modules and allows our students to gain a greater understanding of social issues and trends. Demographics inform a number of modules on both our higher level and more senior courses. ATTOM’s demographic data fosters population-level analysis – with an eye to how the population changes over time.

For example, ATTOM’s crime data offers our students insights into historical aggregate crime statistics on both violent crimes and property crimes. We often use this data in tandem with ATTOM’s data on foreclosures and unemployment rates to enable students to develop insights into how sociological factors, such as poverty and inequality in the wider community impact crimes – such as robbery, murder rates, and motor vehicle theft.

Benefits of ATTOM’s Property and Demographics Data for Colleges

ATTOM’s comprehensive property and demographic data is essential to our information-based study programs. A fundamental component of several of our most popular courses, this data helps students deeply conceptualize fundamental theories and master practical applications of their chosen field of study.

This data has proven invaluable for our students across the university. We use ATTOM’s extensive real estate database to help enrich our deliverables on a range of undergraduate and high-level courses.

Interested in learning more about how ATTOM’s property and demographic data can be applied to the education sector? Get in touch with us here.

This piece is a theoretical use case highlighting an application of ATTOM’s property data.

Please contact us if you have questions about the underlying data referenced in this article, or would like to have access to that data in the form of custom reports, API, Bulk File or DaaS.

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