RealtyTrac teams up with SmartZip

Company offers "HomeScore" ratings for foreclosures

Foreclosure data site RealtyTrac has integrated property ratings from investment analytics company SmartZip in its property detail pages.

A SmartZip HomeScore allows potential buyers to gauge a home’s potential for above-average price appreciation and below-average costs.

"This enables shoppers to get an independent assessment of the long-term value of foreclosures, from the perspective of a homeowner. Shoppers can also easily compare properties against each other, since HomeScore is a relative rating on a scale of 1 to 100," said Avi Gupta, SmartZip’s vice president of research and marketing.