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|
|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|
MLS have also begun trying new systems such as reciprocal data exchange and licensing.
Technology pushes the real estate industry to new boundaries.
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