ZipRealty has formed a partnership with search engine NeighborhoodScout that allows home builders to identify specific neighborhoods based on criteria such as historical appreciation rates and school district rankings culled from U.S. government sources, the companies announced today. ZipRealty's new Neighborhood Guide feature pulls data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI, U.S. Justice Department, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Geological Survey. Using this feature, ZipRealty visitors can: Investigate a neighborhood – Learn historical home-price appreciation rates since 1990, age and style of the houses and school rankings – of any home being considered for purchase. Find a new neighborhood – Find a community similar to that of your current residence. Enter your address, and ZipRealty's Neighborhood Guide will recommend similar neighborhoods in the new area. Search f...
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