‘Meet LandVision: The Homebuilding Industry’s Premier Solution for Land Acquisition’

LandVision Land Acquisition
We recently hosted a webinar about how our LandVision Builder solution can help homebuilding industry players accelerate finding, qualifying and capitalizing on land and property acquisition opportunities. It was an information-packed and interactive product demo & overview session; below is a quick recap.

It is obvious that the homebuilding industry is on an upswing and arguably land acquisition is the toughest job in this competitive business! So how can builders, developers and multifamily firms leverage LandVision, our map-based land prospecting and portfolio management solution, to get ahead? In our webinar, we provided a live demonstration of the LandVision Builder product and reviewed the 5 essential chapters for success:

1. Find Opportunities. Using the LandVision map-based system, you can search for land and property acquisition opportunities of all types – basically any kind of real estate – to find the best opportunities for you. Locate vacant land, infill and entitled sites and even off-market opportunities. Customize your searches using flexible and interactive search options including property type, zoning, aggregate acreage and lot count. You can even further tailor your searches by applying a geographic constraint to search only within a given area such as a certain neighborhood, or within a corridor surrounding an infrastructure or retail location. Try different combinations and find highly targeted opportunities for your requirements.

2. Get Land & Property Details. Once you have pinpointed a potential acquisition, you then of course want to drill down and learn more about it and decide if it is a truly viable opportunity. With LandVision, you can obtain not only the basic property characteristics, but also the visual and physical aspects of the location, as well as transaction and financial information. Comprehensive parcel boundary and property data is built right into LandVision so you can easily view pertinent information such as the parcel size and dimensions. What’s more, with LandVision’s tools, you can actually measure property boundary lines and see it in aerial imagery or map view and also via the Google Earth program. Additionally, you can access site profile reports with information on past sales and different map views, and even detailed tax maps.

3. Research & Understand Ownership. When qualifying opportunities, you can also take advantage of LandVision’s unique in the industry in-depth ownership analysis features. You can look up the owner entity of a parcel and link out to find more information about that entity. LandVision also enables you to see all additional properties by a specific owner – you get a window into the owner’s entire portfolio even if ownership is listed under different owner aliases. You can also determine a select area and just look up all the owners of properties there. Finding out the ownership information for potential opportunities plus surrounding area parcels offers invaluable intelligence that is difficult to track down via other means.

4. Analyze Market Dynamics. Today, it’s not enough to have a detailed understanding of your specific acquisition opportunities, you really need to also have a more macro-level insight into your market. Select your target market area, or that of your competitors, and see what activity is occurring. Get a handle on all land transactions by buyer & seller as well as conduct analysis on new home construction, resale, and/or foreclosures or distressed properties. You can also select specific date ranges to see transactions only within certain time period. As with a lot of the information in LandVision, you can view this information right on the map screen or generate a list for export. Armed with more intelligence, you can make more informed decisions to accomplish your objectives.

5. Customize for Your Competitive Advantage. The LandVision program not only provides all of the capabilities already discussed including a wealth of information out of the box, but also offers even further information customizable for your specific needs. Automatically, you have access to Active Builder Sites, School Districts & Ratings, Flood & Wetlands and Demographics data layers. Additionally you also have the ability to add custom data for Zoning, Transit, School Attendance Zones, Utilities, and specific Site Plan Overlays. You can use this data to enhance your search and evaluation initiatives with even further detail. With all of the capabilities and customized information, LandVision enables you to manage your portfolio from initial identification of a potential property, to acquisition, and then through development to marketing and closing homes. Accessing and managing all of your location-based intelligence all in one system enables clients to position themselves well for success.

We are happy to have had a chance to share a live product demonstration and information about how our robust map-based land prospecting LandVision solution results in more profitable development for homebuilders!

Click here to view the complete ‘Meet LandVision: The Homebuilding Industry’s Premier Solution for Land Acquisition’ webinar.

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LandVision Spring 2014 Release is Here!

Document Images

We’ve been busy here at Digital Map Products shaping up the Spring 2014 release of LandVision. This new version includes robust capabilities and enhancements, and is the result of our customers’ valuable feedback.

You spoke and we listened! Making its debut in the new release is Document Images.* Waiting in line at courthouses or other government agencies while dealing with book and page numbers are a thing of the past. Now, it’s easier than ever to access digital copies of deeds and other property documents directly in LandVision. The actual scanned deeds associated with the property and its history contain a wealth of information to help you complete your due diligence and confirm official proof of ownership. Also available for some properties are mortgage, foreclosure, and easement documents.

For your convenience, we offer two flexible payment options for LandVision Document Images*: Pay-as-You-Go or Pre-Paid. With Pay-as-You-Go, you will need to enter a valid credit card number each time you want to view and download a Document Image. The Pre-Paid option allows you to purchase credits in advance for your organization that will be debited as you view and download documents.

Our most recent version of LandVision also includes a makeover of the Parcel Detail window. Analyzing properties at a glance gets even easier with an enhanced display and hyperlinks to additional information. New Property Information BalloonThe updated window features added information such as Land Use Description, Building Area to Lot Ratio and Last Market Sale stats. If the property has an additional owner, that second owner’s name will also display in the window. Going further, we completely redesigned and streamlined the Parcel Detail window for multi-unit properties such as condos and townhomes.

And that’s all not all – click on the interactive links in the new balloons to uncover deeper information. Hyperlinks can take you directly to the Property Details or Transaction History Reports. You can also run an Owner Portfolio Search** and even turn parcel measurements on by clicking on Lot Area.

We’re excited about the new features available in our Spring 2014 LandVision release and hope you’ll find them to be useful for your real estate research, analysis and decision making! To learn more about LandVision, visit: http://www.digmap.com/products/LandVisionTrial.html

*Document Images are available in LandVision Enterprise, Commercial and Builder Editions.

**Owner Portfolio Searches are available in LandVision Commercial and Builder Developer editions.

Digital Map Products Welcomes Bob Bray to Builder Developer Multifamily Division

Bob BrayWe are excited to welcome Bob Bray to the Digital Map Products team!

Bob joins DMP as the Director of Business Development focusing on the builder, developer and multifamily real estate space. With 25+ years of experience in the real estate information industry, Bob has a true understanding of what homebuilding players need to know to succeed.

Most recently Bob led strategic sales initiatives for Metrostudy, a premier national real estate information and consulting company and previously held sales and marketing executive positions with The Meyers Group. Bray’s insight into the homebuilding sector’s business needs for market data and related technology solutions will help us engage customers in leveraging our LandVision solution to maximize their development potential.

DMP’s flagship LandVision product for the homebuilding industry facilitates the identification, qualification, acquisition and ongoing management of land and redevelopment opportunities. To learn more, visit: http://www.digmap.com/Campaigns/Blog.LandVisionBDE-Maximize-Development-Potential.html

Digital Map Products Expands Builder Division with New Director of Business Development

Scott EllisonWe are excited about the most recent addition to our Builder Real Estate Division, Scott Ellison!  Scott, our new Director of Business Development, arrives at Digital Map Products with 15+ years experience and a wealth of knowledge in the real estate and homebuilding industries. Scott now leads our expanding team in providing targeted solutions to the homebuilding industry players across the entire US.

Digital Map Products’ LandVision™ Builder Developer solution enables the maximization of development potential through the identification, qualification, acquisition and ongoing management of land and redevelopment opportunities We provide organizations with tremendous advantages to serve as experts in their market and to seize land opportunities that otherwise may be missed.  By arming themselves with the quality data, robust mapping technology and analytical tools of LandVision™, businesses can reduce risk and stay one step ahead of their competition.

Scott has expansive knowledge of the homebuilding sector and critical insights on the importance of location based technology and data in advancing business interests.  Previously, Scott was Director of Business Development for Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood Company, overseeing new business growth in primary and secondary market information for housing related industries.  Prior to his role with Metrostudy, Scott held sales executive positions with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence and The Meyers Group. In addition, he has also served on the Board of Directors for the Homebuilders Council of Orange County.

To learn more about how Digital Map Products helps the homebuilding industry maximize their development potential with LandVision™, please visit http://www.digmap.com/Campaigns/LandVision-Maximize-Development-Potential.Blog.html

Lumentum Leverages Digital Map Products Mapping Technology

Digital Map Products recently announced that real estate analytics firm client, Lumentum, has entered into an expanded agreement to license our SpatialStream™ development platform to power the mapping in its pioneering DigiPan 3.0 technology platform. Lumentum’s DigiPan 3.0 brings real estate visual due diligence tools and advanced data visualization offerings to brokers, distressed real estate investors, and tax lien investors.

Lumentum is leveraging SpatialStream™ to incorporate innovative and interactive trend maps, heat maps and advanced spatial analysis capabilities in both its public website and forthcoming advanced analytics offerings. Lumentum’s DigiPan 3.0 users will be able to delve deeper into distressed real estate and tax lien market dynamics and more easily discover, understand and act upon market trends.

With Digital Map Products solutions, Lumentum and other clients can quickly access the latest in mapping technology & data to integrate into their own technology applications. Clients are empowered to advance their own innovative offerings providing actionable location analytics and business intelligence. Additionally, as Digital Map Products’ clients don’t have the requirement of needing to build a core competency in spatial technology, they can speed product development and bring offerings to market quickly with reduced development and maintenance costs.

SpatialStream™ is a cloud-based mapping development platform that helps companies create robust and intuitive mapping applications. By offering access to comprehensive spatial functionality, key geospatial data sets, and the latest innovations in mapping technology, SpatialStream™ provides a complete solution to meet organizations’ growing needs for location technology. To learn more, visit: http://www.spatialstream.com/microsite/InnovativeMapping-Blog.html