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Realtytrac Neighborhood Portal Homefacts Launches Real-time Email Alerts For 117 Million US Properties

By Press Release | June 28, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. – June 28, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (, the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, announced today that its neighborhood portal, has released a new Homefacts email alert product.

Accessible for more than 117 million U.S. properties, Homefacts Alerts provides weekly and monthly email updates of neighborhood and property details that may impact the health, safety and financial security of a homeowner, renter or prospective buyer.


“This robust product gives updated information on some critical information,” said Mike Sawtell, general manager of RealtyTrac’s Consumer Solutions division. “Homefacts is the only neighborhood portal that will inform a resident when a neighborhood registered offender has moved in or out of a neighborhood while providing the addresses and pictures. This new alert product will also notify the homeowner of increases or decreases in a home’s property value plus updates on environmental hazards such as former meth labs, superfunds, brownfields, polluters, leaking tanks and spills, as well as other potential health hazards.”

During a three-month beta test of the product, more than 8,000 users have signed up for the Homefacts Alerts, and the product has delivered nearly 45,000 alerts. Alerts are real-time and information is updated daily, weekly and monthly, depending on availability of the data element.

Consumers can sign up for the free Homefacts Alerts here.

About RealtyTrac

RealtyTrac collects and licenses multi-sourced public record real estate data — including tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, and proprietary neighborhood and parcel-level risk — for more than 150 million U.S. properties, providing access to that data for businesses, consumers, policy makers and the media in a variety of venues all designed to increase real estate transparency: is a property search and research portal for foreclosures and other off-market properties; is a neighborhood research portal providing hyperlocal risks and amenities; produces detailed property pre-diligence reports; and RealtyTrac Data Solutions delivers real estate data and analysis to businesses through bulk file licenses, APIs, trend reports, and customized marketing lists. RealtyTrac data is cited by thousands of media outlets each month, including frequent mentions on CBS Evening News, The Today Show, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, PBS NewsHour and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA TODAY.

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