RealtyTrac trots out its first mobile apps

Users can pull up details on a home by snapping a picture

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Listing portal and data aggregator RealtyTrac has unveiled its first mobile apps, making it easier to tap into RealtyTrac's comprehensive database of U.S. properties on the go. In addition to maintaining its own database of homes the company is tracking through the foreclosure process, RealtyTrac also displays for-sale listings in many markets through partnerships with brokerages, and can tap into a vast trove of property tax and mortgage records as a licensed provider of data aggregated by CoreLogic and DataQuick. Much of that information is available through the app for free, but some "premium content" is reserved for RealtyTrac's paid subscribers. Users may search listings in map or list format, and view information on “virtually any residential property” in the U.S., pulling up details including estimated market value, property characteristics, property taxes, sales history, open loans and the homeowners' equity. “Our goal was to create a more engaging and empowering...