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GeoData Plus Opens Office in Charlotte, NC

GeoData Plus has expanded with the opening of a second office, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The expansion comes shortly after the property data platform started providing data for all states nationwide. ...

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Property Flipping in New York State

Flipping is a term in real estate used to define the purchase of a piece of real property and reselling it fairly quickly for a profit. The profit occurs from selling a property while the market is appreciating, and/or improving a property purchased under market value, and then selling it above market value.

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Quick Guide: Finding Good Sales Comparables

Thousands of real estate professionals have been using GeoData Plus to find sales comparables in New York and New Jersey for years. We recently expanded our system, so real estate professionals can now search for specific property information all over the United States, as GeoData Plus encompasses property data nationwide including sales comparables in every county across the country....

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Fannie Mae Reports the 1004MC Will No Longer be Required

On Monday, July 31st at the Annual Appraisal Institute event, Julie Jones from Fannie Mae announced that as part of Fannie Mae’s updated Selling Guide, the 1004MC will no longer be required.  While the Twittersphere wasn’t set ablaze with such breaking news, it certainly created a buzz in the room that is rippling across the appraisal industry. ...

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What Are Lis Pendens and Why Are They Important to Your Property Searches?

Whether you are new to real estate or a battle-hardened professional, you likely know that there’s an opportunity to make money working with distressed properties. If you have the skills and/or nerve to take on these kinds of properties, you may be able to turn a profit in this sector as an investor, agent, appraiser, lender, or through some other angle. With this in mind, GeoData Plus provi...

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GeoData Plus Now Offers Property Data Nationwide

As a provider of real estate property data, sales comparables and foreclosures in New York State since the year 2000, GeoData Plus has recently announced an expansion of its services nationwide. The motivation to make such a leap came from...

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Woah! What Happened to the GeoData Web Site?

If you’ve been using GeoData prior to February 12, and you went to our site to log in and thought, “Am I on the right site? What happened?” We hope you were able to find the log in button without much trouble and got your work done. Once logged in you’ll see the same easy to use GeoData you’ve used in the past....

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Send a GeoData Property Report with the Click of a Button

We are happy to announce that we have added a new and easy way to send GeoData property reports to your clients and to also share them on social media. Our clients have often asked how to send a property report and until now we have suggested making a pdf and attaching it in an email. This new feature allows you to send a link to a property report via email, share it through multiple social media ...

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Tap into the Full Potential of Property Data – Video Tutorials Added

At GeoData Plus, we do our absolute best to educate all of our clients on how to use our service.  We start by making sure all of our new clients participate in a training usually done through a screen sharing session. The session isn’t pre-recorded or with a group of other new customers; it’s a one-on-one (or office wide) training that is customized specifically to that client&rs...

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New York Foreclosure Activity Drops in 2016

The Black Knight report cited in HousingWire defines foreclosure activity as follows: Due to the type of data we collect, we’re defining foreclosure activity as follows:

  • The number of lis pendens filed.
  • Percentage of distressed sales compared to all sale...

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Prospecting is Now a Little Easier

While GeoData is well known as a source for all kinds of property data used for valuation and research, it’s also useful as a prospecting tool. Our latest feature just made prospecting a little easier....

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4 Great Real Estate Events

 

June 9th, 2016

28th Annual LIBOR Education Conference and Trade Show

This event packs a lot of education, entertainment and inspiration into one great day. With over 60 exhibitors bringing you the latest in indus...

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Google Stops Supporting Chrome for Older Operating Systems

As of April 2016, Google has ended its support for any computer running the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. Computers that are running any of these operating systems will no longer receive updates for its Internet browser, Google Chrome....

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Comparable Searching Just Got More Awesome

Over the years, GeoData has become known for more than just a source of good sales comparables.  We’ve added prospecting tools such as lis pendens searching, as well as access to property data you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.  However, we never forget that GeoData is used by thousands of people for the purpose of finding accurate comparables.  For those ...

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How Loud is your Market?

Property values are affected by how quiet or loud a neighborhood is. Vehicle traffic, air traffic and noise from nearby businesses can substantially impact the desirability of both commercial and residential properties....

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Hands on the Market: Evaluating Properties Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy swept up the Eastern Coast of the United States in late October of 2012 inflicting billions of dollars worth of property damage. In this Hands on the Market segment, Erik Wind sat down with Tom Lauritano of LAS Appraisals, and talked about the impact that Hurricane Sandy has had on property values. ...

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Hands on the Market: 3 Steps to a Killer Listing Presentation

Erik Wind asks Vincent Koo to reveal his secrets to creating a killer listing presentation. Stating that he is an open book, Vincent gave three steps that he believes give him the advantage when making a presentation to a potential client. Watch the discussion to find out more: ...

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Islip Building Attributes Now Available

For those of you who do business in Suffolk County, you know how it’s traditionally been very difficult to get good property data such as square footage, year built and zoning, without having to travel to local assessor offices.  Times seem to be changing....

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Upcoming Real Estate Events in the Tri-State Area

SIBOR REAL ESTATE SYMPOSIUM Our friends at Staten Island Board of Realtors are hosting their annual Real Estate Symposium on September 30 in The Vanderbilt at South Beach, Staten Island. The event includes a day filled with information sha...

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Substantial Updates Made to Upstate New York

For those of you who have GeoData for New York City and Long Island, you may have asked at some point about Westchester, Rockland, or other counties.  Up until now, the information in those areas has been limited.  That’s changed dramatically....

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More trouble with ACRIS for Chrome Users

Earlier in the year, we posted an article about not being able to view documents in ACRIS while using Google Chrome.  This was due to a browser update that disabled certain plugins like Java.  GeoData users who were directed to the ACRIS website to view a recorded document, saw a blank page instead of the document they were trying to view....

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GeoData Welcomes Jonathan Veit

Jonathan Veit comes to us from the direct sales department of Cablevision and is our Account Manager. Jonathan has a great understanding of GeoData and how it positively impacts our customers. He is focused on providing superb custome...

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Need Help Finding Comparables?

Since 2002, customers of GeoData have taught us how they use GeoData in order to get their sales comparables, and how GeoData can be improved to make the process of finding comps easier. In this video, we share what we’ve learned from them. Hopefully this will help you make better property valuation decisions....

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Introducing GeoData’s New Look

We wanted to make you aware of some cosmetic changes that we’ve rolled out, a summer makeover if you will. When you log into GeoData Plus, it is going to look quite different but rest assured, we have kept the same great functionality that you rely on.  We put together some slides to show you what to expect....

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Wells Fargo Offers Re-Boot Camp at Valuation Expo 2015

We want to share with you some exciting news regarding the upcoming Valuation Expo. We heard that Wells Fargo is offering a Re-Boot Camp on Monday, June 29th, for new and seasoned appraisers. After an interesting conversation with one of our friends at Wells Fargo, we gleaned some key points we know will interest you....

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Why Should Appraisers Use GeoData Plus?

GeoData Plus not only serves as an accurate comping tool, but also provides pertinent information for appraisals on real estate property, such as: square footage, taxes, zoning, flood zone, sales history, and much more.  In t...

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Having Trouble with ACRIS?

If Google Chrome is your primary Internet browser, you may have noticed that while accessing the ACRIS website through GeoData Direct, you are unable to view documents.  Instead of the document, you see a blank page with a message similar to “This plugin is not supported”.  This is due to a recent update to Google Chrome.  As of Chrome’s version 42, which was relea...

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How will Collateral Underwriter affect Appraisers?

In early 2014, Fannie Mae made its Collateral Underwriter software available to lending institutions and appraisal management companies as a way to critique UAD appraisals. Since then, there has been some confusion and a lot of discussion over how this will affect appraisers and appraisal management companies....

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How Can GeoData Grow My Real Estate Business?

This is our new video series where we bring you answers to frequently asked questions and hot tips on using GeoData’s services to make your life easier! Today, we are talking about why GeoData has been a trusted data source in the New York metropolitan area for the past 15 years and how we can grow your real estate business. See more videos at geodataplus.com/hands-on-the-market...

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This Video May Help You Find Your Next Deal

Introducing our new video series where we bring you answers to frequently asked questions and hot tips on using GeoData’s services to make your life easier! Our first video demonstrates how easy it is to reach out to the pre-foreclosure market by doing a lis pendens search and quickly creating mailing labels. Let us know if you have a question or topic that you would like to see us address in the future....

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New Jersey Property Data Now Available

GeoData Plus is a trusted resource for real estate professionals throughout the entire state of New York.  Appraisers, agents, investors and lenders rely on us every day for property data, comps, and to help them find their next deal....

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Babylon Photos, Building Sketch and Square Footage Now Available

A few months ago we announced our new Suffolk County Property Report, which, for the first time anywhere, included building details and sketches for properties in Brookhaven. Knowing that our customers were also looking for that level of detail in other towns, we’re pleased to announce that we now have similar information for properties within the Town of Babylon....

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The Top 4 Reasons To Attend Triple Play Realtor Convention

Earlier this month, the GeoData Plus team had the pleasure of attending the Triple Play Realtor Convention and Trade Expo in Atlantic City. We came away excited about new connections, inspired by excellent speakers, and loaded down with tips and information from experts in the real estate industry. In case you are wondering if this is a conference worth going to, we thought we’d share the to...

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Data on Commercial Properties Now Available for Nassau County

GeoData has always been a treasure trove for property data on residential properties, and of course, our information on sales and lis pendens have been available for years. But, until now, no company (including us) has ever been able to provide much information on the 40,000+ commercial properties in Nassau County, which is home to thousands of residential complexes, office buildings, retail store...

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Creating a Shortcut to GeoData Plus on Your Mobile Device

GeoData Direct can be available at your fingertips on your mobile device in seconds — all it takes is a little bit of setup. Many GeoData customers already know that it’s possible to access GeoData Direct from your phone, but here’s a way to make it even easier. By following these quick and easy steps specific to your operating system, you can have immediate access to GeoData Dir...

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Google Street View Images Added for NYC, Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Even if you have all of the data pertaining square footage, number of rooms, style, lot size, and other details about a property, sometimes it’s the picture of the building that really tells you if you’ve found what you’re looking for or if the property in question is a waste of your time. GeoData just added Google Street View images to our property reports for almost all propert...

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CrowdPrice launches on GeoData Direct

This article was written by Patrick Hunt, co-founder of CrowdPrice, our newest feature. I met Patrick at the Inman Real Estate Connect conference this past January and am pleased that we were able to form this partnership, especially seeing how the spirit of the conference is all about connection. Please check it out and let us know what you think! &nd...

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Updated Nassau County Property Report

As many of you know, GeoData Direct recently enhanced both its Suffolk County Property Report and New York City Property Report.  It should come as little surprise that Nassau County was next....

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Brookhaven Square Footage and Other New Features in our Updated Suffolk County Property Report

We’ve got some big news for those of you who use GeoData Direct for your work in Suffolk County. After we released an enhanced property report for New York City in March, we had a lot of clients asking us when Suffolk County would get its own souped-up property report. The answer is: now. Our new Suffolk County report is live and we think you’ll find that it contains a lot of very usef...

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Tax Maps For Suffolk County Now on GeoData Direct

If you have access to Suffolk County and use our maps, you may have noticed the inclusion of an option to view tax maps. If you’ve been curious enough to click on it, you’ll see that the option wasn’t put there in error — yes, for the first time, we now have Suffolk County tax maps....

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How to Use Comparables To Determine the Value of Your Property

Many of our clients who are more seasoned real estate professionals may find this article elementary — but I also know that there are many of you just getting started in real estate who might benefit from a quick lesson on how to formulate your own opinion of value on a property....

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Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” GeoData Plus

Be sure to find out about all of the updates that are coming to GeoData. Check our blog when you can.  Or, you access us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To all of our loyal customers, thank you for business as we continue to improve GeoData Direct....

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Robert Whiddon named Operations Manager

We are happy to share that Rob is now operations manager at GeoData.  What does that mean for him?  Not much, he’s already been doing it for a while – now it’s just official.  Congratulations, Rob!...

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Emily Stock joins GeoData Plus

GeoData welcomes its newest member of the team, Emily Stock. Emily is no stranger to GeoData.  She’s been working for Erik Wind since 2010. She’ll be doing a lot of everything including account management, testing, and accounting....

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GeoData Plus Names Erik Wind President

Erik Wind returns to GeoData Plus as president.  Erik held a leadership role with the company during GeoData’s formative years, when they released pre-foreclosures for Long Island and New York City, became the only company with one zoning map for all of Nassau County, and transformed GeoData from a desktop application into its present web application....

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1004MC Now Includes Listing Data on GeoData Direct

GeoData Directs 1004mc now includes listing data. Previously, GeoData Direct (along with most other data providers) only included closed sales in their 1004mc analysis. Now, you can produce a complete 1004mc that includes sales and listing...

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For Sale and Rental Listings Added to CMA on GeoData Direct

GeoData Direct now lets you search “For Sale Listings” as comparables in addition to closed sales. There is more of a demand than ever before to include listings in BPO’s and certain appraisal reports. You can now get both by using GeoData Direct. For Sale Listing comparables are available to all GeoData Direct customers at no additional charge....

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Robert Whiddon Joins GeoData Plus

GeoData is happy to welcome its newest employee, Robert Whiddon. Rob’s diverse background includes expertise in mortgages, real estate transactions and title work.  He will be working in customer service, so you may hear him on the phone at some point....

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GeoData Direct adds square footage, room count, and other key data to Smithtown

To anyone not doing business in Smithtown, New York (Suffolk County), this may not be worth reading. But those who are continuously frustrated by the lack of detailed information in Suffolk County, this addition to GeoData Direct brings great excitement!   Style, year built, square footage, room count and basement details are now available. Stay tuned while GeoData Plus works to add the same detail to Brookhaven, Huntington and other Suffolk Townships....

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GeoData Direct adds Automated Market Analysis

In addition to finding the most up-to-date comparables, GeoData Direct users can now select up to six comparables, and perform a market analysis. The market analysis compares the subject property against the comparables side by side, adjusting for sale date, lot size, garage, rooms/baths and square footage. A value of the subject property is calculated based off of the comparable adjustments....

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1004MC Sales Statistics Added to GeoData Direct

As of April 1, all 1-4 unit Fannie Mae appraisals will require completion of the 1004MC Addendum. GeoData Plus is pleased to generate the sales statistics of the 1004MC at no additional charge to its subscribers. Subscribers to DataMaster can auto-fill their 1004MC directly from GeoData Direct....

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GeoData Direct Integrates with DataMaster to Populate your ACI, WinTotal and Other Appraisal Software Forms

GeoData Plus has teamed up with DataMaster USA, allowing customers to automatically export subject property and comparable sales directly into their appraisal software. This incredible time saving service works with all of the major appraisal softwares:               The days of data entry are over. Appraisers can now spend more time being analysts, and less time as typists....

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GeoData Direct is now available in ALL of New York State

GeoData Direct is now available with full property data in ALL of the following counties in New York State:

  • The owner(s) of the property & how to contact them
  • Building characteristics, such as square footage and number of rooms
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GeoData Direct Identifies Potential Foreclosure Sales

  GeoData Direct now highlights potential foreclosure sales in green. GeoData defines potential foreclosures as sales that have taken place within one year of a lis pendens (or other foreclosure related lien) being filed on the property. The property was likely sold as a result of a short sale, foreclosure auction, or REO. Knowing if a property sold as a result of a foreclosure is imperative when selecting the right comparables....

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GeoData Direct Adds Additional Search Fields

GeoData Direct now allows you to search for lis pendens by zip code. Also, GeoData has added owner name and address to property, sales, CMA, and lis pendens search results as well. Search results can be printed and exported to a CSV spreadsheet....

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GeoData Direct adds zoning details and floor area ratio for New York City

GeoData Direct now provides the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of every property in New York City. Our extensive database allows us to include the Actual FAR of a building, as well as FAR regulations for a property’s zoning district. FAR and zoning information of a particular property may be accessed directly on the property report....

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Nassau tax history is now available on GeoData Direct

GeoData Direct now shows the tax history of every property in Nassau County from 2004 to present, as well as two years of tentative values for upcoming years. A table with tax history information appears directly on the Property Report. As always, tax histories are also available for all New York City properties dating back to 1990.

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GeoData Direct has Lis Pendens for Nassau and Suffolk

GeoData Direct now displays lis pendens on applicable Nassau and Suffolk properties. A lis pendens literally means “a suit pending” and is a written notice concerning real property. A lis pendens is often the first notice to the public of a possible foreclosure....

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GeoData Direct announces co-op sales in New York City

GeoData Direct now offers its users instant access to co-op sales in four of the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan). Users of GeoData Classic need to run a brief update in order to gain access to these co-op sales. Searching for Co-Op Sales:   Viewing A Building’s CoOp Sales:...

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Current Staten Island Property Sales are Available on GeoData Direct

Staten Island sales are now only weeks behind the rest of New York City sales. Due to the way Staten Island deeds are processed, they have always been further behind than the other Boroughs. But due to some recent changes in Staten Island and GeoData’s technological resources, our sales data is now only weeks behind....

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