Technology

RealtyTrac overhauls property report pages

Reports show crime and school ratings, sales history, nearby former drug labs

RealtyTrac, a data aggregator and the operator of real estate search website realtytrac.com, has revamped the property report pages on realtytrac.com to present neighborhood and property data in a much more "comprehensive and clear way than we have before," RealtyTrac told Inman. The redesign marks RealtyTrac's latest attempt to distinguish itself as a real estate search site that provides an unusually high level of detail on the surroundings and characteristics of properties. RealtyTrac's property reports show information including home expenses, tax and sales history, and mortgage data. Screenshot showing part of a RealtyTrac property report. The neighborhood and market data that appears on the reports includes school ratings and school ethnicity and gender breakdowns, crime ratings, the local negative equity and unemployment rates, and the locations of sex offenders and drug labs. Some of the information on the reports, like the locations of drug labs an...