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ATTOM Launches National Building Permit Database

The nationwide property data provider says it’s launched a building permit database with up-to-date information for more than 200M residential and commercial properties.

SAN FRANCISCO – ATTOM Data Solutions says it’s launched a building permit database that includes up-to-date information for more than 200 million residential and commercial properties across the United States.

The database is sourced from 2,000 building permit departments in 94 of the country’s largest cities, allowing agents and housing industry professionals to research a property’s entire history, including permit types, permit status, job costs and descriptions, and contractor information.

ATTOM CEO Rob Barber said the database will be useful to insurance assessors, appraisers, contractors, hedge fund managers, real estate investors and real estate agents looking to find clients and assess potential purchases.

Barber said the database will help agents understand a commercial or residential property’s renovation history, noting that building permit data is critical to accurate property valuations and determining whether a property is up to code.

The cost of accessing the building permit database depends on whether agents are looking to access national, state or county-level data.

Source: Inman (03/10/20) McPherson, Marian

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