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May 31 2018
Blog

The Atlantic is expected to produce 10 to 15 named storms in the six-month season that starts June 1, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Of the 10 to 15 storms, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes, reaching winds of 74 mph or higher. Just days before the official start to the … Continued

May 18 2018
Blog

BuildFax, the leading provider of property history and condition data, is proud to announce that the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Holly Tachovsky, was recognized by Austin Woman magazine for her impressive leadership – taking home the Business of the Year (More than $3 Million) award. The Woman’s Way Business Awards honors the woman behind innovative … Continued

May 7 2018
Blog

Last week, our very own CEO Holly Tachovsky took the stage at the RESO (Real Estate Standards Organization) Tech Summit to discuss the ever-evolving landscape of real estate and property data. If there is one universal theme from the summit, it’s that the need for data standardization is critical. Globally, estimates suggest the value of … Continued

Apr 27 2018
Blog

Following an extremely active and costly Atlantic hurricane season, how can Florida carriers drive reinsurance negotiations to secure more favorable terms? With Florida not having faced a costly disaster in more than a decade, it’s never been more important for carriers to leverage trusted third-party data, in addition to catastrophe models, during reinsurance conversations. In … Continued

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