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Oct 25 2017

  Asheville’s BuildFax team participated in our second Habitat for Humanity volunteer day last week, and we had a great time! At BuildFax, we care about environment stewardship and we believe in equal housing opportunities for everyone, so getting to take part in the construction of certified green-built homes for housing cost-burdened families fit right in … Continued

Sep 7 2017
Blog In the News

We’re thrilled to partner with Code2College in their effort to dramatically increase the number of girls, underrepresented students of color and low-income students who enter undergraduate programs and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. “At BuildFax, we value mentorship and investing in up-and-coming data scientists and coders,” said Jonathan Kanarek, COO of BuildFax. “In … Continued

Aug 15 2017

  In the race to beat the market, there’s a ton of competition for new, better alternative data. And data providers are clamoring to sell the latest and greatest in big data and analytics. So, what’s the best way to break through all the noise and procure those gold nuggets that can actually help capture … Continued

Aug 8 2017

  The big shift toward using quantitative methods in the investment industry is a trend we’ve been following closely at BuildFax. We recently ran across a great piece by Julie Edde for Bloomberg that highlights some key movement happening in this space. Here are a couple of takeaways: READ: Struggling Stock Pickers Eye Quant Tools … Continued

Aug 1 2017
In the News

HousingWire just released its 2017 list of the most influential women in housing, and we’re honored to see our CEO, Holly Tachovsky, recognized among so many extraordinary leaders. The Women of Influence award recognizes leadership who make an impact in the mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate industries. Holly is actively involved in mentoring … Continued

Jul 28 2017

The BuildFax team took a break from the office this week to volunteer at the local food bank. We sorted and boxed more than 2 tons (4,200 pounds) of donated food to help feed local families. Afterwards, the crew headed to a local brewery for team drinks.

Jul 20 2017

Hurricane season is right around the corner, and five to nine Atlantic hurricanes are in the forecast. There’s a great article from Facility Executive that we ran across recently, which outlines a few ways to reduce personal property losses and storm-related injuries.   Business Interruption Exposure The first thing they bring up is reducing exposures … Continued

Jul 11 2017

We recently published a study on remodeling from three unique perspectives: historical, national, and regional. The historical perspective is particularly compelling because it reveals a pronounced shift in investments after the housing crisis of 2008. The graph above shows residential new construction and existing structure construction spending throughout the course of the housing crisis. Notice … Continued

Jun 27 2017

  Residential remodeling has been steadily on the rise for the last several years. So what else is new? Actually, quite a lot. For businesses that deal with property, it’s more important than ever to keep an ear to the ground for the changing landscape of remodeling activity. Why now? Because 2016 saw some interesting … Continued