What Are the Best Public Sources of Real Estate Data?

What Are the Best Public Sources of Real Estate Data?

Real Estate is one of the most data-consuming businesses in our world today. From demographics data to statistics and market reports, there is a myriad of information to be analyzed and processed. 

There are several public sources of real estate data in the US, most of which are free. These sources of data are essential to the success of real estate marketing and development strategies. Let ‘s dive in:

There are general depositories of statistics and related data you can access. Some are run by the federal government like data.gov and others are provided by public or private institutions. 

In the following, you can find a list of real estate data resources every real estate professional show know of:

ResourceType of DataAccess 
Data.govStats, demographics, techFree
Associated General Contractors of America: Economic DataConstruction economicsFree 
BRB Publications: Public RecordsStats, cities and countiesFree
US EPA Environmental InformationEnvironmental, mapping, bidding dataPaid
Neighborhoods.REALTOR.comNeighborhood dataFree
US CensusDemographics, business, revenue, etcFree 
ZapDataUser data analysisPaid
Google services (maps, Earth, etc)Maps and geodataboth
National Center for Assisted LivingConsumer info and researchFree 
Country and International Research Guide*National and international HBS researchFree
National Multi Housing CouncilMarket trends and reportsPaid 
Reis, Inc.Market informationPaid
LoanPerformance: Mortgage Risk IntelligenceMortgage databasePaid
National Association of Homebuilders Housing DataFree 
Fitch ratingsRatings for finance markets and businessesPaid
National Association of Real Estate Investment TrustsInvestment dataFree 



What’s Next?

NAR and RESO constantly offer new technologies and protocols to help the real estate industry to coordinate more in terms of data and support. 

MLS have also begun trying new systems such as reciprocal data exchange and licensing.

Technology pushes the real estate industry to new boundaries.

If you need to learn more about real estate technology or update yourself on this subject, we have a great collection of articles that can be accessed through the following link. Enjoy reading, and make sure you submit your questions in the comments section below the articles.

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