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BuildFax Headed to Florida Association of Insurance Agents Convention

  We are so excited to be heading to Orlando this week for the Florida Association of Insurance Agents convention. Are you planning to attend? If so, stop by booth #1016 and say hi to Gentry Bowen and the team!   If you’d like to schedule a meeting with us, contact us today.   P.S.... Read More

Habitat for Humanity BuildFax Volunteer Day

The BuildFax team had a blast last week volunteering with Asheville, North Carolina’s Habitat for Humanity. As a company, we value the environment and we believe in equal housing opportunities for everyone. So getting to take part in the construction of certified green-built homes for local housing cost-burdened families fit perfectly with our ethos.   Special... Read More

Is Abandoned Construction An Early Signal For Economic Change?

  Could examining abandonment trends over the course of an economic downturn uncover a possible connection to the housing crisis, or even reveal a new leading indicator? And what about the rise in construction we are seeing now – is there a recurrence of abandoned projects in the current economy (or on the horizon)? These... Read More

BuildFax A Finalist for Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

  BuildFax is thrilled to be a finalist in the 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards for Best Digital Mortgage or Real Estate Platform, Tool, or App.   We are nominated alongside the most innovative companies that are changing the way people interact with finance. You can check out the full list of finalists here.   We’ll be... Read More

As Seen In The Wall Street Journal: Where High-End Renovations Cost $704,000

BuildFax property insights were recently published in The Wall Street Journal in their article on high-end renovations: Where High-End Renovations Cost $704,000. Houston was the number one city for high-end renovations, with a median spend of $704,000. Boston came in at number two with a median budget of $528,000. Pittsburgh was third, with $385,000. Newark, Jersey... Read More

Neglected Commercial Spaces: How Big Is the Problem?

  BuildFax recently published a study about neglected commercial spaces. We looked at the more than 5.2 million commercial properties in our database and took a representative sample, where we have more than 30 years of data coverage. We flagged these properties for permit activity in 10, 20, 30 and 30+ year time frames. The... Read More

BuildFax Participates in Local Food Bank Volunteer Day

The team had a blast last week at MANNA FoodBank, participating in a volunteer day. Our crew donned spiffy hairnets (did you know hairnets are also known as synthetic bouffants!?!) and weighed, bagged, and boxed 2,000 pounds of brown rice to help feed hungry families. It’s no wonder a team so adept at processing data... Read More

BuildFax Recognized with HousingWire Tech100 Award

HousingWire announced the winners of the HousingWire Tech100 awards today. BuildFax is honored to be listed among these groundbreaking companies that are leveraging technology to propel the housing industry to new levels of innovation and excellence.   The HousingWire Tech100 awards were created to draw attention to the critical role technology firms play in catering to the needs of... Read More

How to Validate Commercial Property Data with BuildFax

  Commercial properties are proven to be more prone to loss when there’s been a lapse in maintenance and upkeep. Our customers find that an effective way to mitigate this risk is to look at and validate commercial property data with insights derived from building permit records.   If you’re underwriting commercial policies that include property, BuildFax can... Read More

The Top States for Crowdsourced Architecture Design

This article was written and contributed by our friends at Arcbazar. With the increase in remodeling quickly becoming the new norm, the industry is ripe for innovative startups like Arcbazar whose platform caters to the constantly evolving behaviors of homeowners.  We live in the times of sharing economy. From Uber and Lyft to Airbnb to Upwork – the... Read More
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