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Just like a vehicle history report for used cars, HouseFax Reports deliver valuable, detailed and unique property history — helping buyers and sellers make a smarter, quicker decision about a home.

HouseFax Reports are the leading property reports in the industry. Each HouseFax Report includes specific property and neighborhood details compiled by HouseFax, plus valuable insights including:

  • Extensive property details
  • Property checklist
  • Transaction and sales history
  • Fire and other property incidents
  • Distance to nearest fire station
  • Building permits and contractor history (where available)
  • Utility information
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The address you are looking for may appear in the HouseFax database slightly differently than what you have entered (for example, with “St.” instead of “Dr.” or with an apartment number). Instead of typing the entire address into the search field, start typing the address and look for a list of addresses to appear below the search field. Choose the address you want from this list. If the address isn’t shown, contact HouseFax Support for assistance at

We have national coverage. If we do not have sufficient information on the property you requested, we’ll still deliver the HouseFax Report but you won’t be charged for it — no questions asked!

You can open an inquiry by emailing us at Please include the HouseFax Report link, the property address and your feedback. Keep in mind that our information comes from a number of sources. It may take some time (and additional information from you) to research the issue. HouseFax uses this approach in an effort to prevent fraud and to protect the accuracy of the data we provide.

No. Insurance claims information can only be obtained by the property owner.

To access your previous HouseFax Reports, click “My Reports” in your HouseFax Dashboard. After each purchase, you will also receive an email with a link to view the HouseFax Report.

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HouseFax has partnerships with a number of public and private sources. We have access to millions of records. The data in each HouseFax Report is pulled on demand from regularly updated databases.

A HouseFax Report complements the C.L.U.E. (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) Report which provides dates and details of insurance claims for the past five years. A CLUE Report can only be obtained by the current homeowner or an insurance agent. HouseFax Reports are available to the public and provide additional history on the home including building permits, sales transactions, fire incidents and natural hazard risks and assessments. Plus, HouseFax Reports include data as far back as 1980.

Building permits are an important part of understanding a home’s story. Today’s building codes require all new construction and substantial remodels/repairs to obtain building permits. Permits contain information about the type of work performed, when it was done, contractor name (if available) and the cost of the work.

If a house has had work done, and the permit process was ignored, it is likely that such short-cuts will cost you plenty of time and money in the end including affecting your homeowners insurance coverage.