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Mar 8 2018
Blog

At BuildFax, we know how important safe, stable, and affordable housing is to our community, and we’re thrilled to work with Austin Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for families in need. The team enjoyed a sunny day of hard work this week framing up walls, caulking, sawing, and maneuvering roof panels. This was … Continued

Feb 22 2018
Blog

Catastrophic weather events leave a lot of valuable information in their wake that can shine a light on future storm recovery and help insurance carriers improve the accuracy of future loss estimates. This infographic breaks down four things carriers should know about hurricane recovery.   Want to learn more? BuildFax founder and CEO, Holly Tachovsky, … Continued

Feb 6 2018
Blog

This post was written and contributed by Valerie Cason, BuildFax’s Market Development Director.  FOMO (fear of missing out) manifests into assumed regret, sometimes paralyzing doubt, and misinformed distraction- whether it’s the crypto currency we didn’t buy and now can’t afford, or subscription service/membership we forget to cancel (or join). In the real estate industry, FOMO … Continued

Jan 12 2018
Blog Insights

Property Casualty 360 recently published an article by BuildFax founder and CEO, Holly Tachovsky. In the article, Holly analyzes historical construction activity for some of the country’s costliest storms, which brings clarity and insight to current recovery efforts for recent storms Irma and Harvey. Highlights from the article include: The intelligence that can come out … Continued

Jan 11 2018
Blog

Reinsurance rates are expected to rise this year, so it’s more important than ever for carriers to do everything they can to ensure the property details they have on their book are accurate and up-to-date. BuildFax observes that all too often, carriers are paying for more reinsurance coverage than they need because they’re not aware … Continued

Jan 4 2018
Blog Insights

  2017 turned out to be one of the costliest years for natural disasters in recent history. As a result, carriers are anticipating hefty increases in reinsurance premiums on the horizon. And while rate hikes are never a welcome sight, there is a silver lining. In the last six years, home remodeling has increased by … Continued

Dec 13 2017
Blog Insights

For nearly a decade, BuildFax has been the leading source of property history and condition insights for some of the largest insurance companies in the country. Leveraging the nation’s largest database of building permits, construction data, and other publicly sourced information, BuildFax delivers detailed intelligence on roof, condition, maintenance history, and remodeling for more than … Continued

Oct 25 2017
Blog

  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