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How Property AVMs Differ in the Real Estate Industry

How Property AVMs Differ in the Real Estate Industry

In real estate, property AVM (Automated Valuation Model) is used to estimate a property value typically during the underwriting process when appraisals are needed. AVMs are also used on websites to provide property estimates for potential sellers, which in turn, become valuable leads. Whatever your reason for using AVMs, many factors go into the calculation… Read More »

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 »

9.3 Percent of U.S. Properties Seriously Underwater in Q2 2018

9.3 Percent of U.S. Properties Seriously Underwater in Q2 2018

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Aug. 27, 2018, with revised data. Contact christine.stricker@attomdata.com for details of the revisions. IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 9, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q2 2018 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that in the second quarter… 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 »

Best Neighborhoods for Real Estate Buying and Investing

Best Neighborhoods for Real Estate Buying and Investing

More Than 10,000 Neighborhoods Ranked and Assigned Letter Grades from A to F; Report Also Provides Aggregate Housing Characteristics and Trends by Neighborhood Grade IRVINE, Calif. – August 2, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its 2018 Neighborhood Housing Index, which uses new neighborhood boundary data to… 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 »

U.S. Median Home Price Appreciation Decelerates in Q2 2018 to Slowest Pace in Two Years

U.S. Median Home Price Appreciation Decelerates in Q2 2018 to Slowest Pace in Two Years

Median Home Prices Above Pre-Recession Levels in 65 Percent of Local Markets; Average Homeownership Tenure Increases to New Record High; Distressed Sales Share Drops to 11-Year Low IRVINE, Calif. – July 26, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q2 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows… 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 »