DataQuick launched a new analytics report this week to help lenders, investors and media agencies access deeper property data using an enhanced intelligence report that covers 42 key U.S. counties.

The DataQuick Property Intelligence Report lets real estate investors and financial firms review specific data on home price growth, sales increases and foreclosures.

"Our Property Intelligence Report leverages our comprehensive national property database to develop a series of monthly property valuation metrics," said Gordon Crawford, vice president of analytics for DataQuick. "The results confirm our strong belief that lenders and investors must consider market trends at the local level in order to make the most accurate and timely collateral and portfolio risk decisions."

In the 42 key counties reviewed this past month, DataQuick says home prices went up over the previous month and sales increased in 19 of the 42 reporting counties.  

Foreclosures also declined in 16 of the 42 reporting counties over last month and fell in 21 of the counties when compared to year ago figures.

The steepest price increase over the previous month and quarter occurred in Maricopa County, Ariz., DataQuick said.