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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:

Resource Type of Data Access 
Data.gov Stats, demographics, tech Free
Associated General Contractors of America: Economic Data Construction economics Free 
BRB Publications: Public Records Stats, cities and counties Free
US EPA Environmental Information Environmental, mapping, bidding data Paid
City-Data.com Demographics Free 
Neighborhoods.REALTOR.com Neighborhood data Free
US Census Demographics, business, revenue, etc Free 
ZapData User data analysis Paid
Google services (maps, Earth, etc) Maps and geodata both
National Center for Assisted Living Consumer info and research Free 
Country and International Research Guide* National and international HBS research Free
National Multi Housing Council Market trends and reports Paid 
Reis, Inc. Market information Paid
LoanPerformance: Mortgage Risk Intelligence Mortgage database Paid
National Association of Homebuilders  Housing Data Free 
Fitch ratings Ratings for finance markets and businesses Paid
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Investment data Free 

 

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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