SOURCE: RealtyTrac


July 15, 2014 09:00 ET

Homefacts Releases Mobile App for Neighborhood Information

Free App Helps Homebuyers and Homeowners to Research Property Information Including School Ratings, Environmental Risks, Registered Sex Offenders, and More

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - Homefacts® (, a pioneer in providing neighborhood data and statistics, today announced the launch of a new mobile app for iPhone. Homefacts is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RealtyTrac, the leading source of comprehensive housing data. The new Homefacts app enables homebuyers, homeowners and renters to view detailed property and neighborhood information and statistics on more than 100 million homes in the United States.

Homefacts provides data on more than 30 key local and neighborhood dynamics for residential properties nationwide including detailed local school information, location and details of environmental hazards such as underground storage tanks, spills, EPA polluters, brownfields, and superfunds, along with former drug labs, sex offenders, natural hazard risk and building permit activity in a neighborhood.

"This new app will extend to mobile the revolutionary way that Homefacts helps prospective homeowners and investors perform due-diligence when buying a home," said Jamie Moyle, CEO of RealtyTrac. "The app enables homebuyers to view detailed property and neighborhood data from wherever they are, helping them make more informed real estate decisions."

The Homefacts app incorporates pertinent and detailed neighborhood and home information including the following:

  • Property characteristics such as the number of beds, baths, etc.
  • Neighborhood demographics, including population, education level and median income
  • Neighborhood housing snapshot, including median property values, and vacant housing units
  • In-depth school data detailing school locations, ratings, enrollment and phone numbers
  • Complete registered sex offender details including street address, distance from current location, physical characteristics and specific offense
  • Crime risk, current crime ratings and crime index by offense
  • Level of risk for earthquakes and tornadoes as well as historical documentation of earthquake and tornado incidents
  • Former drug lab locations and seizure dates

The new app makes it easy to navigate neighborhood data based on user location or find information on any one of the millions of U.S. properties using the address, city and zip search tool. The Homefacts' map search tool allows users to view information by city or neighborhood.

To begin making better, more informed real estate decisions check out the new Homefacts app, please visit: or the iTunes app store.

About Homefacts
Homefacts ( is on online resource that provides consumers with the neighborhood data and statistics needed to make sound home-buying decisions. Founded in 2007 to address the due-diligence process of real estate transactions, Homefacts allows users to research detailed school information, hospitals, environmental issues, geological conditions, hazardous substances, former drug labs, convicted offenders and crime activity, among other factors, within a neighborhood. The first single source to effectively address this need, Homefacts aggregates key information to save buyers time and keep them informed when making one of life's most important decisions.

About RealtyTrac
RealtyTrac is a leading supplier of U.S. real estate data, with nationwide parcel-level records for more than 127 million U.S. parcels that include property characteristics, tax assessor data, sales and mortgage deed records, Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) and 20 million active and historical default, foreclosure auction and bank-owned properties. RealtyTrac's housing data and foreclosure reports are relied on by many federal government agencies, numerous state housing and banking departments, investment funds as well as millions of real estate professionals and consumers, to help evaluate housing trends and make informed decisions about real estate.