BuildFax Provides Consumers with New Tool for Understanding the “Life Story” of a Structure Including Vital Permit Information


AUSTIN, TX – June 27, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Purchasing a home is the biggest investment that most consumers will ever make, therefore it is vital to have all of the information available about the property prior to signing on the dotted line. To help consumers know detailed information about the “life story” of their new home, BuildFax, the nation’s leading provider of historical building permit data, is now offering consumers access to a free detailed report about the home, including relevant permit data regarding key upgrades and repairs made to the property.

A BuildFax Report provides comprehensive information that allows both buyers and sellers to “see within the walls” like never before. The reports, previously only available to industry professionals, are available for free at The free trial offer runs until July 31, 2011. After that date, reports will be available for $39.99 each. BuildFax tracks 60 percent of the country’s permit volume and is able to provide reports on millions of properties from coast to coast.

“BuildFax is proud to be able to offer consumers free access to comprehensive permitting reports on their property and on potential purchases,” said Holly Tachovsky, president of BuildFax. “These reports are an important and highly cost-effective way of learning about a property and we are confident that acquiring this data will become a standard practice for anyone looking into properties details.”

A BuildFax Report provides prospective and current owners with “peace of mind” regarding all details of permitted home improvements and renovations made to the structure, including additions, roof replacement, renovations, plumbing work, electrical modifications, demolitions, pool work and more. The report provides details including:

Major Construction: BuildFax tells you which major construction projects have been permitted and completed on the property.

Major Systems: The report tells you likely ages for the roof, plumbing, electrical systems, heating, and air conditioning systems.

Risk Factors: BuildFax tells you about past events documented in the building, remodel, and repair history – both positive and negative.

Contractors: The report tells you about contractor activity in the area around the property as well as which contractors have worked on this property.

“Consumers don’t buy a refrigerator without reading reviews, purchase a car without knowing the full history of a vehicle, or book a vacation without getting more details on their destination,” continued Tachovsky. “With a home being the most expensive purchase that most consumers will ever make, buyers and sellers should research the history of the property with a BuildFax Report, and our free offer is an easy way to get the details, and peace of mind, risk free.”

To view a sample report, please visit

About BuildFax (

BuildFax, a division of BUILDERadius, is the creator of the first and only national database of historical building permit data. Co-headquartered in Austin, Texas and Asheville, North Carolina, BuildFax has created a proprietary property intelligence engine that contains building and permitting information from 4,000+ cities and counties throughout the country. Local building departments in each of these towns across the country inspect construction to make sure it meets quality and safety standards; as such it is an absolutely critical part of the public safety infrastructure. BuildFax is then able to consolidate this information into the dataset, which is a tremendous asset to professionals in the insurance, financial services, inspection, and appraisal industries, as well as buyers and sellers of property. As the best and only source of a structure’s “life story,” the BuildFax database continues to grow, currently covering over 60 percent of the U.S. commercial and residential building stock with 6 billion data points.

For press interested in learning more contact:
Glenn Mandel
Red Fan Communications
Office phone: 704-321-0351
Cell phone: 704-301-3476

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