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The Year Ahead: Granular Data Bringing Claims Into Sharper Focus

Only a couple of years ago most property claim inspections took at least a week, says Joshua Cruce, the newly promoted chief strategy officer for Brush Country Claims. Adjusters often spent four days out in the field inspecting damage and …

From New York to Houston, Flood Risk For Real Estate Hubs Ramps Up

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates, research released on Monday shows, with at-risk hot spots in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The higher …

U.S. Flood Risk Model to be Publicly Available in Boon for Homebuyers

NEW YORK, Jan 14 — A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the United States, giving the public a look at the data institutional investors use to …