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Feb 19 2019
Blog

Today, BuildFax published its Housing Health Report (BHHR), which delivers a macro view of the economic trends affecting the U.S. housing market. The January report showed decreases for the third consecutive in year-over-year housing activity. The continuation of year-over-year housing declines are notable given the high correlation between decreases in single-family housing authorizations and historical … Continued

Feb 4 2019
Blog

Real estate investors have identified a strong duality within the industry. U.S. real estate has the potential to be one of the most valuable assets on the market, however, as far as tech-savvy investing goes, it’s also a particularly antiquated market. Our very own Chris Schaum spoke to this contrast at BattleFin, a conference that … Continued

Jan 30 2019
Blog

It’s in the best interest of North Carolina carriers to closely monitor Hurricane Florence recovery. Florence, which made landfall in September 2018, confirmed a recent trend in hurricane activity –a hurricane’s category no longer tells the whole story. In the days before Hurricane Florence reached North Carolina, it was downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane … Continued

Jan 16 2019
Blog

Each month, BuildFax releases its Housing Health Report (BHHR), which delivers a macro view of the economic trends affecting the U.S. housing market. This month’s report showed continued declines across new and existing housing activity, following blanket declines in November. Furthermore, the trailing three-month outlook for single-family housing authorizations was negative, contrasting last month’s positive … Continued

Jan 14 2019
Blog

January catastrophe reinsurance renewals are in the books. In aggregate, reinsurance renewal outcomes were stable across the U.S. However, as BuildFax predicted a few months ago, catastrophe reinsurance renewals were disproportionally impacted by loss-hit accounts. A recent report from Willis Re found that carriers without catastrophe losses left these discussions with renewal rates that ranged … Continued

Dec 28 2018
Blog

Housing affordability issues plaguing the U.S. have reached recent highs this year. In July, reports surfaced that purchasing a home in the U.S. is less affordable than it has been in decades. Not only have home prices skyrocketed, but average wage earners are needing to spend more than 30 percent of their income (historical average … Continued

Dec 20 2018
Blog

In the last decade, 2018’s hurricane season has ranked third for damage costs behind Hurricane Sandy in 2015 and the combined effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017. This year’s hurricanes hit Florida for the second year in a row, as well as the Carolinas, highlighting a crucial developing trend in weather activity. … Continued

Dec 18 2018
Blog

Each month, BuildFax releases its Housing Health Report (BHHR), which delivers a macro view of the economic trends affecting the U.S. housing market. This month’s report discovered, for the first time since 2011, there were declines across new and existing housing supply. The data reveals a decrease in seasonally adjusted, year-over-year single-family housing authorizations, remodeling … Continued