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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

Solar Power Hot Spots Spreading in the US

Solar Activity is Heating Up Twenty-five solar permits are filed every hour in the United States. By the time you’ve read this article, two more will have been pulled – one of which was probably in California. Solar activity across the nation increased by 29% between 2014 and 2015,... Read More

Shedding Light on Solar Power

Introduction: BuildFax has seen a tremendous uptick in solar permit activity over the last few years, and often receives questions about it. We’ve asked an expert in the field, Jonathan Deesing, Home Solar Specialist at Solar Power Authority, to fill us in on some of the most important details.  The future of home improvements and green living is pretty bright – thanks... Read More

Introducing BuildFax for Smaller Carriers

An underserved market BuildFax property data has been utilized by the largest insurance carriers for years to mitigate risk and drive underwriting decisions. Many smaller carriers have expressed interest in this type of data but often worry about costs and implementation time. BuildFax is proud to offer a new solution that removes those common barriers... Read More

Florida Roofs Turn Up the Heat on Insurance  

 BuildFax works with many of the nation’s largest carriers to help better price, underwrite, and market to specific risks. Our unparalleled property insight comes straight from the source – our massive database containing over 23 billion data points of building and remodeling records. This article explores the various lifecycle stages of roofs in Florida and... Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Good Risk in the US

There’s a lot of good risk in the US. Here’s an infographic to break it all down.   If you have any questions, contact us today.   Read More

3 Ways Commercial Carriers Use Permit Data

At BuildFax, we talk a lot about commercial properties. But our conversations typically focus on remodel rates by location or how much data we have – not how commercial carriers actually use BuildFax data. Here’s a peek behind the curtain – a collection of three stories from a few of our customer engagement managers. 1. Effective Year Built Commercial carriers... Read More
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