Scraping Durham Property Records: Part I

This week I decided to write a pretty simple webscraper to collect some property records from the Durham County website. I looked to see if they had an API, but I couldn’t find one, so this seemed like an opportunity to write a short blog about building a quick webscraper (reading for technical resources).

HMDA Loan Application - An SQL exercise

Today we are going to use HMDA loan application data to look at the relationship between different demographic features of borrowers when applying for a loan, and how that impacts eventual loan acceptance or denial in 2008.