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May 15 2019
Blog

The April BuildFax Housing Health Report (BHHR) revealed an increase in maintenance activity after five months of decreases, while single-family housing authorizations continued to decline.  Maintenance activity increases are owed, in part, to severe convective storms across the U.S. With hurricane season on the horizon, BuildFax anticipates inclement weather to continue to impact maintenance volumes, … Continued

May 14 2019
Blog

Catastrophe reinsurance rate increases didn’t come to fruition in 2018, however, this year Florida reinsurers are expecting a shift in the market. Analysts reported catastrophe reinsurers have added inflation factors into their pricing following two years of impactful hurricane seasons and external pressures from increasing loss creep. The effect of loss creep was made particularly … Continued

May 3 2019
Blog

Hail season has commenced, and the Midwest and Texas are already seeing a steady rise in storm activity. Forecasts indicate this region will see continued convective storms in the coming months, spiking insured losses across the region. Following several years of severe weather, carriers that closely monitor recovery activity will have the upper hand in … Continued

Apr 1 2019
Blog

Housing Wire’s 6th annual Tech100 awards recognized BuildFax as one of the most cutting-edge tech companies in the housing sector. This marks the second year BuildFax has made the list. BuildFax first made the list in 2017. Since then, the company has almost doubled in size and grown at double-digit CAGR – a true testament … Continued

Mar 27 2019
Blog

Hurricane-related insured losses have skyrocketed over the past two years. Heading into 2019’s hurricane season, carriers face the challenging task of responding swiftly to claims, while also controlling loss creep, mitigating fraud, and managing property risk and exposure. It’s a tall order, but the right advanced data services can support these initiatives. Carriers who leverage … Continued

Mar 18 2019
Blog

The February BuildFax Housing Health Report (BHHR), which delivers a comprehensive view of macro- and microeconomic trends affecting the U.S. housing market, revealed gaps between national and city-level trends. The February report confirmed the housing market slowdown persists amidst repeat declines in key housing indicators. However, on the metro-level, some cities are still experiencing steady … Continued