San Jose, Calif., March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (SAN JOSE, Calif., - March 25, 2014) - Neighborhood information received a boost on Buckaroo (www.Buckaroo.com), the online hub of "all things local", with the addition of 1.2 million foreclosure listings from RealtyTrac, the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing information. Buckaroo joins real estate into its daily local e-mail updates, along with classifieds, jobs and shopping.
"As our second most popular category, we believe real estate is an important aspect to what makes up a community," said Alan Fisher, Co-Founder and Chairman of Buckaroo's parent company Iron Speed, Inc. "We're excited to ramp up the interest factor with the addition of foreclosure listings."
As a competitive marketing tool, RealtyTrac will help bring the number of posts on Buckaroo to over 35 million. Similar to a local search engine, Buckaroo organizes and disseminates large quantities of information, giving users a hyper local glimpse into their own neighborhood.
"At RealtyTrac, we are committed to empowering the real estate consumer with access to the most accurate housing information available," said Alan Mao, vice president of business development at RealtyTrac. "We are proud to partner with Buckaroo in providing our foreclosure data to their growing community and look forward to long a beneficial relationship."
Buckaroo offers businesses a rare marketing opportunity at a local level, fueling an increase in popularity among realtors. Unlike most start-ups, Buckaroo's original design as a small business marketing platform in 2011 differentiates the site from other locally-oriented websites. Moreover, Buckaroo's mercantile growth of small business owners gives Buckaroo an advantage in the local sector.
Buckaroo is the online hub for local shopping, news and events. Buckaroo's parent company, Iron Speed, Inc. (www.ironspeed.com), is well-funded with a capital base of over $20M from several strategic investors and executives from AMD, Excelan, Onsale and Oracle. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in San Jose, CA. Find Buckaroo on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.
RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com) is the nation's leading source of comprehensive housing data, with more than 1.5 million active default, foreclosure auction and bank-owned properties, and more than 1 million active for-sale listings on its website, which also provides essential housing information for more than 100 million homes nationwide. This information includes property characteristics, tax assessor records, bankruptcy status and sales history, along with 20 categories of key housing-related facts provided by RealtyTrac's wholly-owned subsidiary, Homefacts®. RealtyTrac's foreclosure reports and other housing data are relied on by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Treasury Department, HUD, numerous state housing and banking departments, investment funds as well as millions of real estate professionals and consumers, to help evaluate housing trends and make informed decisions about real estate.