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Aug 17 2016

What can you do with building permit data? Building permit data can reveal a wealth of information on a property. Because the permit process involves a series of inspections, just knowing that a building had a permit pulled in the last 12 months means an inspector was at the property, making sure the work done … Continued

Jul 6 2016

Solar Activity is Heating Up Twenty-five solar permits are filed every hour in the United States. By the time you’ve read this article, two more will have been pulled – one of which was probably in California. Solar activity across the nation increased by 29% between 2014 and 2015, and has increased by more than … Continued

Jun 21 2016

Introduction: BuildFax has seen a tremendous uptick in solar permit activity over the last few years, and often receives questions about it. We’ve asked an expert in the field, Jonathan Deesing, Home Solar Specialist at Solar Power Authority, to fill us in on some of the most important details.  The future of home improvements and green living is pretty bright – thanks … Continued

Jun 16 2016

An underserved market BuildFax property data has been utilized by the largest insurance carriers for years to mitigate risk and drive underwriting decisions. Many smaller carriers have expressed interest in this type of data but often worry about costs and implementation time. BuildFax is proud to offer a new solution that removes those common barriers … Continued

May 26 2016

 BuildFax works with many of the nation’s largest carriers to help better price, underwrite, and market to specific risks. Our unparalleled property insight comes straight from the source – our massive database containing over 23 billion data points of building and remodeling records. This article explores the various lifecycle stages of roofs in Florida and … Continued

May 20 2016

There’s a lot of good risk in the US. Here’s an infographic to break it all down.   If you have any questions, contact us today.  

May 18 2016

At BuildFax, we talk a lot about commercial properties. But our conversations typically focus on remodel rates by location or how much data we have – not how commercial carriers actually use BuildFax data. Here’s a peek behind the curtain – a collection of three stories from a few of our customer engagement managers. 1. Effective Year Built Commercial carriers … Continued

May 5 2016

One of the first questions we usually get from insurance carriers is, “Do you have commercial property data?” The answer is yes! We have a ton of it. Here’s an infographic that breaks it all down. Check it out!