Research Tools: Redfin Now Offers Downloadable U.S. Housing Market Data
New from Redfin, a real estate brokerage, database, and app.
From the Launch Announcement:
Redfin [recently] launched the Redfin Data Center, a free resource for downloadable housing market data.
Since Redfin is a brokerage, it has access to data from the multiple listing services (MLSs) in the areas where Redfin has agents, as well as data on the change in the number of Redfin clients requesting home tours and making offers, which no one else in the industry offers. With the launch of the Redfin Data Center, Redfin is making this data accessible to everyone.
The Redfin Data Center can be used to create interactive dashboards that can be shared using the Tableau link or embed code, or downloaded and shared as an image or PDF. For example, a journalist could go to the Median Sale Price tab and select her metro area, as well as “National,” to compare home prices in her market to all markets Redfin covers nationwide. Then she could select the Share button to get the Tableau embed code, which she can use to publish the visualization on her own website, or she can select the Download button to download the dashboard as an image.
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