Author: Daren Blomquist

Best Neighborhoods for Buying Rental Homes

Best Neighborhoods for Buying Rental Homes

For its 2018 Neighborhood Housing Index, ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed potential rental returns for homes purchased as rentals in 10,895 neighborhoods with sufficient rental return data. While the best neighborhoods for rental returns tended be in neighborhoods with an F, D or C rating, there was no shortage of exceptions with higher-rated neighborhoods yielding good… Read More »

Top Real Estate Disrupters: Roofstock Disrupting Single Family Rentals

Top Real Estate Disrupters: Roofstock Disrupting Single Family Rentals

This is the second in a series of articles chronicling notable real estate disrupters fueled by property and neighborhood data from ATTOM Data Solutions.  Top real estate disrupter Roofstock was formed when hedge-fund thinking collided with the often-inefficient single family real estate market in the wake of the Great Recession. In 2009 firms like Blackstone,… Read More »

Top Real Estate Disrupters: Offerpad Disrupting the Disrupter

Top Real Estate Disrupters: Offerpad Disrupting the Disrupter

This is the first in a series of articles chronicling notable real estate disrupters fueled by property and neighborhood data from ATTOM Data Solutions.  Zillow bought its first home in May. The online real estate giant’s plain-vanilla purchase of a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Chandler, Arizona, for $410,000 is bursting with symbolism for the one-time… Read More »

How California Housing Stacks Up Split Into Three States

How California Housing Stacks Up Split Into Three States

Proposed Northern California State Would Take Highest Share of Property Tax Revenue; Proposed California State Would Absorb Lowest Share of Flood and Wildfire Risk IRVINE, Calif. – July 18, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released an analysis showing what the three California housing markets would look like… Read More »

ATTOM Data Solutions Launches New Online Marketing List Creation Platform With Data for 155 Million U.S. Properties

ATTOM Data Solutions Launches New Online Marketing List Creation Platform With Data for 155 Million U.S. Properties

New ‘ATTOM List’ Platform Features Expanded Data Footprint, Industry-Standard Interface; Search Filters Include Property & Owner Location, Occupancy, Equity, Foreclosure Status IRVINE, Calif. — May 10, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier multi-sourced property database, today announced the launch of ATTOM List, a new online marketing list creation platform that allows… Read More »

The Promise and Pitfalls of ADUs as Affordable Housing Panacea

The Promise and Pitfalls of ADUs as Affordable Housing Panacea

The following is an excerpt from an article that originally appeared in the March 2018 Housing News Report newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions. For a free subscription to the award-winning Housing News Report, contact christine.stricker@attomdata.com. A paucity of affordable housing that threatens to inflame a burgeoning homelessness crisis and trigger an exodus of well-paying jobs is… Read More »

U.S. Property Taxes Levied on Single Family Homes in 2017 Increased 6 Percent to More Than $293 Billion

Average Property Tax Was $3,399, Up 3 Percent and Effective Tax Rate of 1.17 Percent; Highest Effective Tax Rates in New Jersey, Illinois, Vermont, Texas, New Hampshire; Average Property Taxes Nearly Twice as High in Politically Blue Counties as in Red Counties IRVINE, Calif. – April 5, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the… Read More »