(970 WFLA) - The web site RealtyTrac has a new tool for homebuyers - a map that will show if any convicted sex offenders live near a home you are interested in. 

“It kind of shows you hey look here’s where one lives close to this property you’re looking at. It’s something pretty innovative because it’s a matter of time before all the other major real estate web sites follow. It’s information that consumers want to know,” Tampa Bay realtor, Andrew Duncan said.

Duncan doesn't think this will affect property values because the information is already out there.  This just makes it easier to access.

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