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Access real estate data with the Houski API

Detailed property data for 9,589,342 properties across Canada
View the API documentation

What exactly is the Houski API?

Houski provides a comprehensive API for easy access to extensive real estate data, including properties, neighborhoods, and market trends, ideal for integration and analysis in your digital products.

If you just want a massive chunk of data in CSV or some other format, and don't want to use the API, we can help with that too. Please contact us with what you're looking for, and we'll go from there.

Continuing on from here we will assume you want to use the Houski API to retrieve on-demand data for a website, software application or similar.

Here is an example House API request for every house with 3 bedrooms in Calgary

We are returning the number of bedrooms, the number of dens, and the estimated listing price for each property - though there are hundreds of fields and other information that can be returned for every property.

Request
Shell session
curl -X GET "https://api.houski.ca/properties?api_key=YOUR_API_KEY&bedroom_eq=3&city=calgary&country_abbreviation=ca&property_type_eq=House&province_abbreviation=ab&results_per_page=3&select=bedroom,den,estimate_list_price"
TypeScript code
const houski_data = async (): Promise<PropertiesResponse> => {

    // You must copy the PropertiesResponse type declarations from the 
    // Houski API documentation to strongly type the response

    const url = new URL('https://api.houski.ca/properties');
    url.searchParams.set('api_key', 'YOUR_API_KEY');
    url.searchParams.set('bedroom_eq', '3');
    url.searchParams.set('city', 'calgary');
    url.searchParams.set('country_abbreviation', 'ca');
    url.searchParams.set('property_type_eq', 'House');
    url.searchParams.set('province_abbreviation', 'ab');
    url.searchParams.set('results_per_page', '3');
    url.searchParams.set('select', 'bedroom,den,estimate_list_price');

    const response = await fetch(url);
    const data = await response.json();

    return data;
}

(async () => {
let data: PropertiesResponse = await houski_data();

// Log the response
console.log(data);
})();
Response
JSON
{
  "cache_hit": true,
  "cost_cents": 1.5,
  "data": [
    {
      "address": "1312 222 Riverfront Avenue SW",
      "bedroom": 3,
      "den": 0,
      "estimate_list_price": 503614,
      "property_id": "3c004c1eb501ac90"
    },
    {
      "address": "56 Howse Hill NE",
      "bedroom": 3,
      "den": 0,
      "estimate_list_price": 969729,
      "property_id": "2c71bcf874e32b98"
    },
    {
      "address": "7 Springbank Mount SW",
      "bedroom": 3,
      "den": 0,
      "estimate_list_price": 1050310,
      "property_id": "99d1f7907a150e7"
    }
  ],
  "error": "",
  "pagination": {
    "current_page": 1,
    "has_next_page": true,
    "has_previous_page": false,
    "page_total": 112765
  },
  "price_quote": false,
  "result_total": 338293,
  "time_ms": 37,
  "ui_info": {
    "city": "Calgary",
    "city_id": "6ec95b53075d062c",
    "city_link": "ca/ab/calgary",
    "city_slug": "calgary",
    "country": "Canada",
    "country_abbreviation": "CA",
    "country_abbreviation_id": "9ace2b6431b7f1be",
    "country_abbreviation_link": "ca",
    "country_slug": "canada",
    "province": "Alberta",
    "province_abbreviation": "AB",
    "province_abbreviation_id": "aae1f05a0f89d2c7",
    "province_abbreviation_link": "ca/ab",
    "province_slug": "alberta"
  }
}

There are lots of things you can ask the Houski API for, such as for the features of a property, price predictions, etc. All of the potential information that can be returned is on the fields page of the API documentation.

You may have also noticed that the API response includes cost_cents. Houski has a minimum $99 monthly access fee, but you only pay for the data you actually want.

If you want a power user that requires a predictable billing cycle, we are happy to negotiate a fixed monthly fee for your API access. Please contact us.

Houski is self-serve, without the need for a sales call or demo (though if you'd like a demo of the API we're happy to give you one). You can sign up and start using the API in minutes. We have a generous 30 day free trial, and from there, billing is based on usage, so you only pay for what you use. If you are a power user and want a predictable billing cyle, you can contact us to set up a fixed monthly fee for your API access.

Houski advantages

  • Save thousands of hours of manual research, data entry, and data cleaning by integrating Houski's API into your workflow.
  • Not an industry professional? No problem! Houski's API is accessible to businesses of all sizes, from startups to enterprise-level organizations. There is no need to be registered with any regulatory body to access and use our data.
  • Houski's data is reliable, accurate, and updated in real-time , ensuring you have the most current information at your fingertips. Our data is from a variety of sources, which are then used to train our machine learning models to catch and correct errors before they are used in your forecasts and models.
  • Our data is the most complete and fine-grained that exists anywhere, and we are constantly working to improve it. The public does a lot of the heavy lifting, entering data for their properties on the Houski website. We then verify user-submitted information for accuracy before it becomes available to business customers from the API.
  • Houski generates unique scores for each property to rank them by quality and potential, incorporating a range of factors. Public voting (which is then weighted and averaged) allows for nuanced data, enabling locals to adjust scores based on specific knowledge, such as giving a lower fire safety rating for a house near a firework factory.
  • Houski can be used self-serve, without the need for a sales call or demo (though if you'd like a demo of the API we're happy to give you one). You can sign up and start using the API in minutes. We have a generous 30 day free trial, and from there, billing is based on usage, so you only pay for what you use.

Use Cases

  • Governments and municipalities can use Houski to ensure their property values are accurate as well as for urban planning.
  • Real estate agents can use Houski to provide more detailed information to their clients, or even to provide information on properties that are not yet on the market - anywhere in the country.
  • Investors can use Houski to find the best properties to invest in, and to get a better understanding of the market.
  • Banks and other financial institutions use Houski to assess the value of properties, and to determine the risk of lending to a particular property. Houski's data can be used to determine the value of a property, and to determine the risk of lending to a particular property. It can also be used to add confidence that the property conforms to specifications and regulations, and to determine the risk of lending to a particular property. Houski's API can also be used to pre-fill forms with accurate information, to decrease drop-off during a mortgage application. Imagine a client wants to do a refinance, and you instantly know the approximate value of the property, thanks to the Houski API.
  • Insurance companies use Houski to assess the risk of insuring a property, and to determine the value of the property. It can also be used to pre-fill forms with accurate information, to decrease drop-off during an insurance application process.
  • Proptech companies can use Houski's API to boot strap your startup and make it more competitive. You can use Houski's data to provide more accurate and detailed information to your clients.

Houski's data in action

Houski's API powers all of the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

• What kind of support does Houski offer for API users?

We offer Houski API support via Slack. Please, join our Slack channel!

• How can I access the Houski API?

Access to the Houski API is granted upon signing up for our service. In your user dashboard, you can create and view your API key that allows you to make API requests.

• Can I download data in bulk, such as in a CSV format, instead of using the API?

Yes, we can provide data in CSV format or other formats upon request. Please contact us with your requirements.

• How does the 30-day free trial work?

The 30-day free trial allows you to use the Houski API with full access to its features without any cost. You will not be charged during this period, and no credit card is required. It's a great way to explore the capabilities of our API to see if it fits your needs.

• What happens after the 30-day free trial period ends?

Nothing. You will NOT be automatically subscribed or charged. You have to click the subscribe button to start a subscription, which will then allow you to continue using the Houski API.

• How much does it cost to use the Houski API?

Please view the pricing page for detailed information. The Houski API has a minimum $99 monthly access fee, but you only pay for the data you actually want. If you are a power user that requires a predictable billing cycle, we are happy to negotiate a fixed monthly fee for your API access. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

• How do I cancel my active API subscription?

You click the cancel button on the user dashboard API page.

• Are there any restrictions on how I can use the data from the Houski API?

We have very few restrictions on the way the data you paid for can be used, copied or transfered. Please see our Terms of Service for more detailed information.

Testimonials

Utilizing Houski's API has significantly streamlined our property valuation process. The depth and accuracy of data available, from neighborhood trends to detailed property specifics, has empowered our analytics team to provide faster and more reliable assessments. A game-changer for our business, and at a way lower cost than our previous solution.

Emily N.

As a startup in the proptech space, access to comprehensive real estate data is crucial. Houski's API not only provided us with an extensive dataset but also saved us countless hours of data collection and cleaning. Their support was incredibly helpful, making integration smooth and straightforward.

Alex S.

Houski's real-time market trends and property data have been invaluable for our investment strategy. Their API is robust, reliable, and easy to use, providing us with insights that have led to smarter, data-driven investment decisions. Highly recommend Houski's unique database to any real estate investors.

George L.

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