Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a four-part series that explores how the spread of neighborhood data will complicate the role of agents and aggravate residential segregation. Andi Kimbrough began her search for a home in Grapevine, Texas, in 2012 by using the popular school ratings site GreatSchools to flag the one poor-performing elementary school in the otherwise excellent school district that covers Grapevine. Shunning listings served by that school, she then used the site’s listing search feature to hone in on a single-family rental served by a more desirable school, moving into the home in 2012. “I didn’t go to GreatSchools initially thinking that I was going to look for houses through that website ... but when I saw that button, I thought, ‘Hey, ...
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