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BuildFax Kicks Off First Day of Fall with RiverLink Cleanup

  To kick off the first day of Fall, the crew at BuildFax held our second RiverLink cleanup project of the year. We got a lot done this round including finding an old tire and a bunch of scrap metal.   The effort is part of the DMGT Green Year which BuildFax is participating in with pride and... Read More

Hidden Insurance Opportunities in New Remodeling Numbers Exposed

Recently on a hunch, we compared residential new construction and residential remodeling construction numbers over the lifecycle of the recent housing crisis. We suspected a lingering inequality trend between the two, and we found some pretty staggering results. For our study, we looked at just over thirty-seven million residential properties.     The hunch proved... Read More

The Unexpected Thing Your Policyholders Forget To Mention

Policyholders forget to inform their carrier about a lot of property upgrades. But there’s one upgrade we’ve seen a massive uptick in over the last few years that you may not have thought of. Solar. This puts your policyholders at risk for being underinsured.     Increased Exposure – Don’t Leave Your Policyholders Underinsured! These property... Read More

The Simple Thing Not To Forget After You Get Solar

  If you’ve installed a solar array on your property, it’s very important to let your home insurance carrier know about it. Why is this so important to tell them? Because the new investment you’ve made may not be protected. Just like any other improvement to your home, a solar array is going to affect its value. The more... Read More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Explore the Powerful Data Behind Supercharged Property Research

The BuildFax building permit database is huge. It’s massive. It’s gargantuan. In fact, it’s the largest of its kind. You can read all about it here, and check out the infographic below. Read More

The Astonishing Ways Permit Data Actually Benefits You

What can you do with building permit data? Building permit data can reveal a wealth of information on a property. Because the permit process involves a series of inspections, just knowing that a building had a permit pulled in the last 12 months means an inspector was at the property, making sure the work done... Read More
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