What are the available filters and layers in Mobile?

The difference between filters and layers

Layers display a choropleth (i.e., a colorful overlay) on the map for quick reference, while filters remove properties from the map that don't meet your criteria.

The following examples highlight the difference between filters and layers:

  • Filters: Say you apply the Property Value filter with a value of $0-$500,000. When you tap Apply Filters, only the blue dots that meet this criterion appear on the map.
  • Layers: Say you apply the $0-250,000 and $250,000-$500,000 layers in the Property Value layer category. When you tap Add Layers, a green choropleth appears over the blue dots on the map, identifying properties that meet your criteria.

Filter and layer descriptions

The following table describes the function of each available filter and indicates whether it is also available as a layer category:

   Name    Filter   Layer    Description
Absentee Yes Yes

Absentee displays properties based on owner occupancy. A property is identified as absentee-owned when the property address doesn't match the mailing address for the owner.

Note: The Absentee tool is included with our success and Pro plans

Baths Yes No

Baths filters properties by the number of bathrooms in the property. If this information is not reported by the county, we estimate the number based on an algorithm that considers multiple property attributes. 

Beds Yes No  
Beds filters properties by the number of bedrooms in the property. If bedroom count is not reported by the county, we estimate the number based on an algorithm that considers multiple property attributes.
 Building Type Yes No

Building Type displays the following building types for properties on the map:

  • Single-Family
  • Condo
  • Townhome
  • Multi-Family
  • Other
Distressed Deals  Yes Yes

Distressed Deals displays properties with the following publicly recorded states of foreclosure:

Note: Not all states require lenders to report all of these document types. Check your state's foreclosure laws for more information.

  • Lis Pendens: Latin for a suit pending, lis pendens is a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed involving the title to the property, or that there is a legal matter with the owner of the property. The defendant (property owner) has been notified that there is a claim on the property, and the recording is public information. This information is useful to anyone interested in purchasing or financing the property.
  • Notice of Default: This filter is state-specific. Notice of default is the official correspondence between the lender and borrower, when the lender expresses its intention to foreclose on the property because the borrower has not made their payments. The borrower may prevent the foreclosure by paying the money owed (plus legal fees, sometimes) by a particular deadline. Some states require that the notice of default be filed with the county clerk. Notice of default is part of the process of a non-judicial foreclosure.
  • Notice of Foreclosure: This filter is state-specific. Notice of Foreclosure Sale is a legal document that notifies the public of the date, time, and location of a foreclosure auction, as well as the address of the foreclosed property. This is typically a step in the process of a judicial foreclosure in a mortgage state.
  • Notice of Trustee: This filter is state-specific. Notice of Trustee's Sale is a legal document that notifies the public of the date, time, and location of a foreclosure auction, as well as the address of the foreclosed property. This is typically a step in the process of a non-judicial foreclosure in a deed of trust state.

The information available to us is only what the lender has officially recorded with the courthouse. We do not have real-time data on missed payments.

Note: The Distressed Deals tool is included with our Success and Pro plans.

 Flood Zone Yes No

Flood Zone displays whether homes are in a high-risk flood zone, based on the latest digital FEMA flood maps.

Note: The Flood Zone tool is included with our Success and Pro plans.

 Home Equity Yes Yes

Home Equity displays the estimated equity an owner has in their property.

Note: The Home Equity tool is included with our Success and Pro plans.

 Listing Price  Yes No  

Listing Price displays the listing price of any Active, Pending, Expired, or Withdrawn listings within the last 6 months.

Properties sold within the last 6 months display the sale price, rather than the listing price.

 Lot Size Yes No Lot Size displays the size, in square feet, of the property parcel.
 MLS Status Yes Yes

MLS Status displays flags for all the properties within your MLS that are Coming Soon, Active, Active Under Contract, Pending, Canceled, Closed, Expired, Hold, or Withdrawn.

See the What does each MLS status mean? article for more information.

Mortgage Age  Yes Yes Mortgage Age displays the age of the active mortgage associated with the property.
 Mortgage Rate Yes Yes

 

Mortgage Rate displays the interest rate of the active mortgage associated with the property.

We have mortgage information on only 10-15% of the country. If we do not have any data for the mortgage on a property, the property parcel is blank when you apply this layer.

Ownership Time Yes Yes

Ownership Time displays the length of time the current owner has owned the property.

See the How do we calculate ownership time? article for more information.

 Property Value Yes Yes

Property Value displays the estimated property value based on an average of all available estimates.

Note: The Property Value tool is included with our Success and Pro plans.

 Sell Score Yes Yes

Sell Score displays the timeline in which a property owner may be likely to sell. Sell Score is a machine-learning model that identifies which off market residential properties are likely to transact sooner than others in their area.

Nationally, a property with a High Sell Score is 5 to 10 times more likely to transact in the next 6 months to a year than a random off market residential property. While the Sell Score is not perfect, our feedback shows over 50% accuracy. This means that if you target 100 homes, then 50 of them will be as likely to sell as we estimated.

See the What is the Sell Score? article for more information.

 Square Footage Yes No

Square Footage displays the size, in square feet, of the home.

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