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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.

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.

05 Oct 2016

The CourthouseUSA national property database now includes 105 million parcels and continues to grow

The CourthouseUSA national property database now includes 105 million parcels and continues to grow.  The database contains parcel boundaries, owner information, addresses, appraisal information, and building attributes as well as detailed metadata for each county. The data is the perfect “sandbox” for developers looking to provide property related apps to its customers.  Unlike other data providers, we want to help you earn revenue from our data. Do you have an idea for an app?  Contact us today to talk about it. Visit our App Store for examples of apps developed by us and developer partners. Visit our App Developers page to learn more.

30 Oct 2015

Welcome Billy Burle!

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To all, Billy Burle is new to CourthouseUSA and he’s brought with him some of the latest techniques for illustrating our most successful 3rd party applications, like this field data collection system from Data Cloud Solutions. It works with any CAMA system, and with real time tracking and live QC, users are reporting 100% ROI within 12 to 16 months. Click here to see just how amazing it is.

Thanks. Marlene