Research.com Do's and Don'ts

What You Can Do And What You Can't Do With Our Property Records

Research.com is an amazing tool for anyone who wants to research your neighborhood. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a house or just get general information for other reasons, we have you covered. When you search with us, you will get an easy-to-read, simple-to-understand report.

We provide neighborhood and property records from all over the United States. You'll be able to find out who owns the house, how much they bought it for, and if there are any code violations.

While we give you the information you need, there are state and federal guidelines for how our service can be used.

We are not a Consumer Reporting Agency as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. So before you use our service, we want you to know exactly what you can and cannot do.

What You Are Allowed To Do!

You may use our property record service to look up information for these allowed reasons:

Gauge average property costs in the neighborhood

Want to find out if you are getting a good deal? Search for the prices and values of other homes in the area.

Code violations

If you buy a property with code violations, it is your responsibility to pay to have them fixed. Find out about them now, so you can get the seller to fix them!

Tax information

Find out what you can expect your local property taxes to be.

Local school system

Discover if your local school system is well funded and has a good reputation.

What the property is really worth

By looking at what the seller paid for it and comparing it with similar local homes, you can get a sense of its real value.

What You Are Not Allowed To Do!

You may not, for any reason, use our property record service for any of these reasons:

Screening employees

You may not use property records to decide whether to hire or fire someone.

Household workers

You may not use our system to see where people live and then decide if you want them to work for you.

Screening of tenants

You may not use our service to decide whom to rent to if you buy the property.

Hiring a professional

It should go without saying that you cannot use our service to hire a teacher, select a doctor or lawyer, or for any other professional service.

Education

It is a clear violation of the law to use our service to see if people come from the right background for scholarships or any other educational advantage.

Credit

Only credit reporting agencies can be used to offer or deny credit. You may not use our service to look at the value of someone's property and base that on whether they will get credit.