Homefacts mobile app helps buyers do their due diligence on the go

School ratings, crime stats, location of sex offenders and environmental hazards on tap

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RealtyTrac's neighborhood data and statistics subsidiary, Homefacts, has released a free mobile app that serves up local school ratings, crime risks, and the locations of environmental hazards, polluters, drug labs, and sex offenders based on the user's location or by entering an address, city or ZIP code. "This new app will extend to mobile the revolutionary way that Homefacts helps prospective homeowners and investors perform due diligence when buying a home," said RealtyTrac CEO Jamie Moyle in a statement. The Homefacts app provides data on more than 30 local and neighborhood data points, including property characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms; neighborhood demographics including population, education level and median income; and neighborhood snapshots including median property values and vacant housing units. RealtyTrac got into the business of providing “hyperlocal” neighborhood information in 2012 when it acquired Homefacts. RealtyTrac also of...