Author: Billy Burle

25 May 2018
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CourthouseUSA Now Offers Access to Statewide Commercial Property Data in Massachusetts via ValueArmor

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of web-based and mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces ValueArmor Standard Edition for the state of Massachusetts is now available through the Hexagon Geospatial Marketplace.

ValueArmor, a web-based mapping application, provides quick and affordable access to statewide commercial property data and sales via an easy to use map interface. ValueArmor Standard Edition is available now in the state of Massachusetts at an affordable cost, starting at $500 per year and includes:

Statewide Commercial Data – View over 80,000 commercial data points from all over the state along with attribute data.

Filtering for Comps – One-click filtering charts allow you to easily segment the data to identify comparable properties anywhere within the state.

Sales Ratios – Interactive chart allows you to view or filter by sales ratios helping to identify properties that are potentially over or under assessed.

Export – Export filtered results to an excel format

please contact Billy@courthouseusa.com if you have any questions or would like a demo.

Visit https://store.hexagongeospatial.com/apps/197841#!overview to start your free trial.

09 May 2018

CourthouseUSA now offers access to statewide commercial data in 3 states: Florida, Maryland, and Massachusetts

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of web-based and mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces ValueArmor Standard Edition is now available in 3 states (Florida, Maryland, and Massachusetts) through the Hexagon Geospatial Marketplace.

ValueArmor, a web-based mapping application, provides quick and affordable access to statewide commercial property data and sales via an easy to use map interface and includes:

Statewide Commercial Data – View commercial data points from all over the state along with attribute data.

Filtering for Comps – One-click filtering charts allow you to easily segment the data to identify comparable properties anywhere within the state.

Sales Ratios – Interactive chart allows you to view or filter by sales ratios helping to identify properties that are potentially over or under assessed.

Export – Export filtered results to an excel format

please contact Billy@courthouseusa.com if you have any questions or would like a demo.

Visit http://courthouseusa.com/valuearmor/ to learn more and start your free trials today

15 Apr 2018

Orange County, NC to integrate MobileAssessor with Patriot CAMA to help appraisers get more work done in the field!

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of web-based and mobile applications for the assessment community announces Orange County, NC has accepted CourthouseUSA’s proposal to adopt MobileAssessor created by Data Cloud Solutions.

MobileAssessor, a mobile app for field appraisers, will allow Orange County appraisers to review, edit, and collect CAMA data while in the field. The optimized workflow of MobileAssessor will help appraisers be even more efficient by creating and tracking work assignments and optimizing driving routes. Other features to be utilized by appraisers include:

Instant searches and property identification

Interactive/Live GIS & GPS mapping

Real-time data entry & central file updates

Configurable and editable property record card

Live Quality Control (QC)

Touchscreen sketching

Instant photo uploads

Automated data entry of county’s CAMA data

Real-time administrative dashboard & reports

MobileAssessor, currently used by over 1,000 appraisers across more than 100 jurisdictions, saves millions of dollars often resulting in a 100% return of investment (ROI) in as little as 12 months.

About CourthouseUSA 
CourthouseUSA provides a variety of best practice software products and web-services for the appraisal industry.  Products include ValueArmor (web-based mapping app for identifying statewide commercial comps), Moore Cost Online (online commercial cost calculator), and MobileAssessor (field based app for data collection). Visitwww.courthouseusa.com to learn more.

For more information contact Billy Burle at Billy@courthouseusa.com

18 Mar 2018
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CourthouseUSA Announces the First Ever Statewide AVM Estimating Current Market Value for Commercial Properties in Florida. More States Coming Soon!

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of web-based and mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces ValueArmor Gold for the state of Florida is now available through the Hexagon Geospatial Marketplace.

ValueArmor, a web-based mapping application, provides quick and affordable access to statewide commercial property data and sales via an easy to use map interface. ValueArmor Gold includes the same features as ValueArmor Standard (access to statewide commercial data, filtering to find comps, sales ratios charts, and exporting) with the addition of AVM values for 98,000 properties.

The Model and the Modeler

Patrick M. O’Connor, ASA is an international leader in the field of Computer-Assisted Appraisal.  Mr. O’Connor is President of O’Connor Consulting Incorporated, which provides consultant services in ratio studies, market analysis and computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) valuations for assessment authorities and AVMs for private sector clients.

Mr. O’Connor has provided consulting services, performed real estate analysis and/or developed computer-assisted valuations using econometric models in Canada, England, Mauritius, Northern Ireland, Russia Federation and the United States.  Mr. O’Connor conceptualized and developed Location Value Response Surface Analysis as a modern computerized method to analyze the impact of location on real estate value.

The commercial AVM makes use of the best of geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical modeling techniques to create a supportable comparable sales program. The model uses the International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) hybrid model specification to create valuation formulas that have dollar adjustments for quantities like square footage of the building. These values per square footage are multiplied by qualitative adjustments (percentages) such as grade or construction quality.

Please contact Billy@courthouseusa.com if you have any questions or would like a demo.

Visit https://store.hexagongeospatial.com/apps/200837/valuearmor-gold-avm—free-trial#!overview to start your free trial.

 

 

16 Mar 2018

Mitchell County North Carolina Tax Office Selects MobileAssessor Mobile App for Field Appraisers

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces Mitchell County, NC has accepted CourthouseUSA’s proposal to adopt MobileAssessor created by Data Cloud Solutions.

The Mitchell County Tax Assessor’s Office, located in western North Carolina, is responsible for listing, appraising, and assessing both real and personal property in accordance with North Carolina laws. The county has approximately 15,000 parcels and is currently using the ProVal CAMA system from Thomson Reuters.

Read full press release online at http://gisuser.com/2016/09/mitchell-county-north-carolina-tax-office-selects-mobileassessor-mobile-app-for-field-appraisers/

01 Feb 2018

Introducing Moore Cost Online, an online and on-demand cost calculator for generating a detailed cost approach value estimate

CourthouseUSA and its partners, Moore Precision Cost and Heritage Consulting, announces today the release of Moore Cost Online, an online and on-demand cost calculator for generating a detailed cost approach value estimate at a cost of only $25 per building.

The online calculator allows users to key-in descriptive elements of commercial & industrial structures for each building section, along with floor level, size, perimeter, structure type, wall height, extra feature, as well as choose as many interior use finishes & sizes as needed. Moore Cost Online also allows different physical, functional, and economic depreciation to be applied separately to the shell structure and to each finished use area.

The result is a detailed report with a more accurate and precise estimate of cost.

Additional features and benefits of Moore Cost Online include:

Online and user-friendly

Pay as you go or buy in bulk

Detailed reports

Uses Craftsman Construction Industrial Unit in Place Cost.

Fee-based on entire buildings, not per section

More choices

Greater flexibility

Greater Accuracy

More affordable

Visit www.moorecostonline.com to learn more and to try Moore Cost Online. For a limited time, the first report is free. Additional reports are $25.00 per building. Contact CourthouseUSA for bulk pricing.

Moore Cost Online is the second application by CourthouseUSA built to support commercial appraisers looking for independent cost or market value estimates. While, Moore Cost Online focuses on a cost approach, ValueArmor focuses on a market approach. ValueArmor is a web-based map application that offers access to statewide commercial data with the ability to filter for comps, compare sales ratios, export results, and view AVM values (Gold Edition only). Visit www.courthouseusa.com/valuearmor to learn more.

About CourthouseUSA

CourthouseUSA provides a variety of best practice software products and web-services for the appraisal industry.  Products include ValueArmor (web-based mapping app for identifying statewide commercial comps), Moore Cost Online (online commercial cost calculator), and MobileAssessor (field based app for data collection). Visit www.courthouseusa.com to learn more.

About Moore Precision Cost

J WAYNE MOORE PHD, LLC, doing business as MOORE PRECISION COST, is the limited liability company founded by Wayne Moore in 2008 following his more than three decades in mass appraisal. Wayne’s undergraduate degree is in Economics, he holds a master’s degree in Systems Engineering, and his PhD is in Business Administration with a specialty in property taxation. He does independent research and writing, having received three IAAO Technical Essay Awards for his published articles in the past 10 years. He provides assessment advisory services and has focused his more recent research on improving and modernizing the methods for estimating construction costs that are the foundation of the cost approach to value, an important subject that has not received sufficient attention in the past. As a result of this research and the industry need for modern, accurate, affordable cost models and cost tables for use with the CAMA software being offered by all vendors, Wayne established Moore Precision Cost as a business of J Wayne Moore PHD, LLC to provide cost models and tables specifically designed for use in mass appraisal.

About Heritage Consulting

Heritage was founded by Jim & Arlene Watkins in 1991 from a mutual passion for technology and the desire to help people use it effectively. Our developers tackle complex business challenges every day, providing cutting-edge technology solutions and data management expertise to enhance your business processes. Our technicians excel at PC troubleshooting, network configuration and computer training.

Our experts are also versatile data management specialists, developing custom databases and applications for clients from many industries, including railroad, mortgage, manufacturing, retail, medical services, non-profit, county and state government. Our expertise includes database design and custom programming in MS Access, SQL, VBA, .Net, and more.

18 Oct 2017

CourthouseUSA launches ValueArmor to help Assessors validate and defend commercial assessments

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces ValueArmor™ is now available through the Hexagon Geospatial Marketplace.

ValueArmor is a web-based tool developed by industry veterans Patrick M O’Connor, Marlene Jeffers, and Billy Burle. Patrick M. O’Connor, developer of the ValueArmor valuation model, is known to the mass appraisal industry as one of the most knowledgeable and respected modelers.  Pat’s direct market model uses the IAAO’s hybrid model format.  This application is unique as it is the first expansion of the geographic area from the local assessment jurisdiction to a statewide geographic coverage. This provides the clients with access to a data set of filtered statewide sales and standard estimates of market value for most commercial and industrial properties within the state. This valuable statewide information, previously not available or accessible, will assist assessors/appraisers with development of local values and defense of large building tax appeals.

Full press release: http://gisuser.com/2016/10/courthouseusa-launches-valuearmor-to-help-assessors-validate-and-defend-commercial-assessments/

23 Jun 2017

CourthouseUSA now offers access to statewide commercial property data and comps in Florida via ValueArmor

CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces ValueArmor Standard Edition for the state of Florida is now available through the Hexagon Geospatial Marketplace.

ValueArmor, a web-based mapping application, provides easy and affordable access to statewide commercial property data to help ensure fair and equitable taxation and promote negotiation over litigation. ValueArmor Standard Edition is available now in the state of Florida at an affordable cost, $2400 per year per county with unlimited users and includes:

Statewide Commercial Data – View over 240,000 commercial data points from all over the state along with attribute data.

Filtering for Comps – One-click filtering charts allow you to easily segment the data to identify comparable properties anywhere within the state.

Sales Ratios – Interactive chart allows you to view or filter by sales ratios helping to identify properties that are potentially over or under assessed.

Export – Export filtered results to an excel format

ValueArmor – Gold Edition (coming soon) will include all the features listed above PLUS AVM values for commercial properties over 10K square foot; at a site license cost of $9500 per year.

If you are not in Florida but would like your state made available through ValueArmor, please contact Billy@courthouseusa.com to get your state added to the list.

Visit www.courthouseusa.com/valuearmor to learn more or visit https://store.hexagongeospatial.com/apps/158263#!overview to start your free trial.

06 Apr 2017
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CourthouseUSA now offers access to statewide commercial property data and comps in Maryland via ValueArmor

Apr 4, 2017 — CourthouseUSA, a leading provider of mobile applications for the assessment and real estate communities announces ValueArmor Standard Edition for the state of Maryland is now available through the Hexagon Geospatial Marketplace.

ValueArmor, a web-based mapping application, provides easy and affordable access to statewide commercial property data to help ensure fair and equitable taxation and promote negotiation over litigation. ValueArmor Standard Edition is available now in the state of Maryland at an affordable cost, $2400 per year per county with unlimited users and includes:

Statewide Commercial Data – View over 100,000 commercial data points from all over the state along with attribute data and a live link to the state assessment database.

Filtering for Comps – One-click filtering charts allow you to easily segment the data to identify comparable properties anywhere within the state.

Sales Ratios – Interactive chart allows you to view or filter by sales ratios helping to identify properties that are potentially over or under assessed.

Export – Export filtered results to an excel format

ValueArmor – Gold Edition (coming soon) will include all the features listed above PLUS AVM values for commercial properties over 10K square foot; at a site license cost of $9500 per year.

If you are not in Maryland but would like your state made available through ValueArmor, please contact Billy@courthouseusa.com to get your state added to the list.