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Aug 16 2018
Blog

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the BuildFax Housing Health Report. The report delivers a macro view of the U.S. housing market, which looks at three key economic indicators: single-family housing authorizations, existing housing maintenance and existing housing remodeling. July data revealed an increase in the annual rate of single-family housing authorizations, and housing … Continued

Aug 9 2018
Blog

California is on track to have one of worst wildfire seasons in its recorded history this year. This is no small measure considering 2017 was a record year for fires. Statewide wildfire claims in October and December of 2017 alone totaled almost 45,000 and represented $12 billion in losses, according to the state, making it … Continued

Jul 31 2018
Blog

As a result of the hyperactive and catastrophic hurricane and wildfire seasons, the U.S. property and casualty market has seen notable rate hikes in 2018. Premium rates increased 2.5 percent in the second quarter alone, according to MarketScout. However, there is hesitation around whether consistent price hikes are a sustainable strategy in the long term, … Continued

Jul 2 2018
Blog

Discussions around applying artificial intelligence and analytics to insurance were in full gear this week as carriers and industry pioneers, BuildFax included, gathered at Insurance AI and Analytics 2018. The event was focused on the ways in which insurance carriers can leverage analytics tools and insights to meet customer demands as well as their own … Continued

Jun 22 2018
Blog

BuildFax’s very own Chris Schaum spoke on a panel last week at BattleFin, a conference that connects data providers to investment firms looking to incorporate alternative data into their research process. One major theme rang true at the conference: alternative data will continue to transform the hedge fund space in the next five years. Firms … Continued

Jun 22 2018
Blog In the News

Austin Business Journal recognized BuildFax, the leading provider of property history and condition insights, as one of Austin’s best places to work. The award highlights companies across the Central Texas region that have fostered a productive and enriching work environment built for employees to thrive. Every year, the Austin Business Journal surveys employees at local … Continued

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