Property Data Dynamics

Real Estate Settlement Services Industry Needs Technology-Driven Efficiencies

Real Estate Settlement Services Industry Needs Technology-Driven Efficiencies

The real estate settlement services industry is not well-positioned to weather a recession, according Patrick Stone, executive chairman and founder of the Williston Financial Group, a company that operates several businesses in the title insurance and real estate settlement industry. That’s a critical oversight because Stone firmly believes a recession is coming. “Personally, I don’t… Read More »

Brokerage Taps Technology, Experience to Weather Housing Ups and Downs

Brokerage Taps Technology, Experience to Weather Housing Ups and Downs

Longtime real estate brokerage Long & Foster has plenty of experience in weathering previous recessions, giving it confidence when it comes to dealing with the ups and downs of the housing market, according to CEO and president Jeff Detwiler. “Having been in business since 1968, we have lived through other downturns, and we have learned to… Read More »

The Best Neighborhood Data APIs

The Best Neighborhood Data APIs

Neighborhood data has long been available in database spreadsheet format — often called flat files — through public sources such as the U.S. Census-run American Community Survey. Only in recent years has this crucial data become available through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), which allow for more real-time and flexible delivery of the neighborhood data. Here’s… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Property Data Reformation for Marketing Lists

A Property Data Reformation for Marketing Lists

This article originally appeared in the December 2017 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. When Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses 500 years ago, it sparked a reformation that profoundly changed how Christians interacted with their ultimate source of truth:… Read More »