Homefacts: All your property research data on your mobile device

by | Jan 18, 2015 | Android Apps | 0 comments

If you are planning to buy a new home, then it is always best to do a good amount of background research on the locality. You do not want any kind of surroundings to harm your loved ones whatsoever. As much as this research is important, it is a tedious and worrisome task by itself. If you are worried by the prospects of this daunting task, then you can now avail all of this essential data right on your android device using the Homefacts app. everything from school data, worrisome sites, crime rates and more can be availed of in a given area.

hom1Using this app, you can avail data about properties and your neighbourhood which include local schools, building permits, crime rate, environmental hazards and much more. Released by Homefacts.com, this app is available for all Android devices having Android 2.2 and higher. It requires 14 MB of free space on your device and can be downloaded for free from the Play Store. It gives you compiled data on over 100 million houses in the US. Once you have analysed the data, you can make informed decisions about purchasing a home in a certain locality.

hom2You can keep your child safe from an array of environmental hazards such as spills, EPA pollutants, brown fields, underground storage tanks, as well as superfund sites with sex offenders, former drug labs and natural hazards. It also keeps you informed of all building permits in the locality. This way, you can be rest assured of the safety of your loved ones before purchasing your new home.

hom3The app gives information in a variety of formats such as demographics, housing snapshots, vacant houses, detailed school data with ratings, contact numbers and enrolment, complete list of registered sexual offenders, current risk of crime with crime ratings and indexes, risk of natural calamities such as earthquakes and tornadoes along with historical documentation of the same, former drug lab seizures and locations. This way, it gives you a wholesome all round review of a site or property so that you can judge its environment and neighbourhood well.

The app comes with a user friendly easy to use interface. The use of blue and other neutral subtle colors adds a professional look to the app. You can search a locality by entering the address, city or the zip code of the area or allow the app to input your current location automatically. The data is categorised under numerous categories- Schools, Offenders, Unemployment, Crime Risk, Median Home Value, Earthquake risk, Tornado Risk and Former drug Labs. This gives you an overview of all kinds of possible dangers with ratings. You can click any of the tabs to avail of more detailed information. To get a better idea, you can go to the map view or refer to the statistics as well.

All said and done, this app saves you the time and effort of having to physically visit any site and do the review and research work. All the data you could possibly require about a property is compiled into a single app for you on your Android device. To top it all, the app is free of cost. This is a must have for anyone looking to buy a new home.

Good: Easy to use, detailed data in many forms

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