What the rise of big data means for homeowners and homebuyers

Most Alaskans enjoy their privacy. We love the lesser-populated spaces and the majestic beauty of remote locations. The respect for privacy is one reason Alaska is one of 14 states that do not disclose the purchase price of a real estate transaction in public tax records.

Yet is this sense of privacy just an illusion? In years past, someone would have to make a trip to the recorder’s office or a title company to scour for public details about a specific person, home or neighborhood. A lender would usually order a tri-merge profile from the three leading credit companies to score your credit history, loan balances, previous residences, and public record information such as court records.

Author: Barbara and Clair Ramsey


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