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The Benefits of a Technology Partner

Why Work With a Technology Partner Rather Than a Software VendorWhen you make a significant investment in any operational improvement for your property revitalization efforts, it's important to understand the difference between choosing a partner and a vendor. While...

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How to  Find a Vacant Property Owner 

Vacant and abandoned properties pose a serious threat to the health of communities. Local governments are eager to get them into the hands of responsible (often new) owners. Before progress can be made, it's important to identify and connect with the property owner....

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Challenges of Rural Community Development 

Rural blight and the unique challenges facing rural communities When most people think of blight, they tend to think of big city projects. But believe it or not, studies have found that small towns in rural and semi-rural areas experience nearly double the amount of...

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ePropertyPlus Continues to Evolve with Enhancements

The best property management software levels up with several key upgradesQ1 of 2022 has brought some great enhancements of ePropertyPlus our agile and sophisticated property management software at the heart of eProperty Innovations' suite of solutions. Since launching...

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 Spring Maintenance for  Community Spaces

eProperty's Spring Maintenance Tips for Vacant and Abandoned Properties Spring is just around the corner. That means spring cleaning, paying your taxes, and getting ready for a season of being outdoors in the garden, yard, or park. For our ePropertyPlus partners,...

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Challenges with Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Communities across the country grapple with challenges posed by properties that are 'vacant and abandoned'. The most simple definition of when a property is considered vacant and abandoned, is when its owner appears to have walked away from the property, whatever the...

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5 Real Estate Trends for 2022

2021 is almost over. As we look forward to what will hopefully be a much better and healthier year, here are 5 trends we are watching at eProperty Innovations and some conjecture about what might happen – or should. Click any headline to see what we have to say and...

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Assessing Opportunities by Leveraging Accurate Property Data

Property Data Management Tools Increase Your Ability to Take “Good” RisksHave you seen the most recent news story blasting a city for mishandling their efforts to put vacant property back to productive use? Even if you haven’t seen the most recent press, you’ve...

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Here’s a way to put more eyes on your distressed properties.Abandoned homes, dormant factories, and shuttered businesses are visible signs of a community’s poor economic health. Putting property to productive reuse is a key part of community revitalization. For those...

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Property Redevelopment and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

For many organizations, ARPA funding will be the largest financial boost to their budgets in decades. However, leaders must quickly and strategically decide how to best use the money. Counties and cities can use this opportunity to chart a new path toward inclusive...

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A Mile Wide Lake, a Mile Deep Well, and a Waterfall

Our customers put vacant property back to productive reuse and in their normal day to day operations, confront diverse property data needs. One common use case involves a user that needs data to inform them about the history of a specific property. That data might...

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A Man a Plan a Canal Panama

This neat palindrome can remind us how a champion with a vision, a good plan, and a commitment to execute can achieve great things. In the case of the palindrome, a canal across Panama. The same concept applies to other projects, including our ePropertyPlus...

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Scoring Property Can Lead to Wins

ePropertyPlus subscribers working at the forefront of community revitalization encounter suspected brownfields, alongside or in the same neighborhoods as residential property. Brownfields are industrial and commercial properties with known or suspected soil...

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San Antonio, TX Selects ePropertyPlus™

The City of San Antonio maintains a diverse inventory of real estate assets, subject to historic easements and use rights and assigned across several departments. Tracking these complex rules and responding to the needs of internal and external stakeholders is the...

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Erie County Land Bank, PA

eProperty Innovations successfully launched ePropertyPlus™ for Erie County Land Bank in PA. Pennsylvania adopted land bank legislation in 2012 and the Keystone State has seen new land banks and land bank expansion in the years since. In ePropertyPlus™, Erie has the...

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Hartford Selects eProperty Innovations to Launch Land Bank

eProperty Innovations was selected following a competitive RFP process to support the launch and initial operations of the Hartford Land Bank in Hartford, CT. The Hartford Land Bank is a non-profit organization formed to assist Hartford’s capital city reactivate...

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Athens County Land Reutilization Corporation

Athens County Land Reutilization Corporation became the 5th Ohio land bank to adopt ePropertyPlus™ when it went live on March 14, 2019. Athens County took advantage of eProperty Innovations‘ land bank start-up program to establish a solid software foundation for their...

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STR.Grants, LLC is Now eProperty Innovations, LLC.

For more than 30 years, our team has provided community revitalization services, rooted in data and technology, to public and private sector clients. Our core capabilities remain our award-winning ePropertyPlus™ software, developed in consultation with the Center for...

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City of Riverside, CA

The City of Riverside, CA adopted ePropertyPlus™ to support its Real Property Service department, February 28, 2019. Riverside is the second California city using ePropertyPlus™. Los Angeles is the other. Join Our Newsletter

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Chautauqua County Land Bank 2019

Chautauqua County Land Bank began 2019 with a subscription to ePropertyPlus™, becoming the 4th New York land bank currently using ePropertyPlus™. Albany County Land Bank, Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank, and Greater Syracuse Land Bank all rely onePropertyPlus™....

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2018 Homes Within Reach

We will be exhibiting at the 2018 Homes Within Reach Conference October 29-31 at the Hilton in Harrisburg, PA. We hope to meet you there! Join Our Newsletter

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ePropertyPlus Mobile App Provides Remote Control!

We are listening! The newest update to our Mobile App allows you to update Property Records in the Field-remotely on your Apple or Android device. ePropertyPlus™ Mobile now allows you to edit your property records and upload attachments all from your hand-held device....

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ePropertyPlus on the Go for All Platforms!

ePropertyPlus™ Mobile now runs on iPhones, iPads, Android Phones and Android Tablets, making it even easier to access and update your property inventory on the go. Look up records, attach photos, and take notes from the field. Part of our ongoing commitment to...

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Reclaiming Vacant Property Proud Sponsor

STR, LLC is a proud sponsor of the eighth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) hosted by the national nonprofit Center for Community Progress. The conference will be at the Wisconsin Center and is expected to draw approximately 1,000 nonprofit,...

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Waterbury Leverages Data to Drive Blight Elimination Efforts

ePropertyPlus to Support Decision Making and OperationsBreaking down data silos to leverage data more effectively is a principal reason Waterbury recently selected ePropertyPlus™ to support their blight elimination team. Waterbury becomes the first Connecticut city to...

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Houston Land Bank Chooses ePropertyPlus

In adopting ePropertyPlus™ the Houston Land Bank is selecting the premier cloud-based tool for converting data to strategic information. With its unique combination of GIS-centric public and staff sites and its unparalleled back-end database, ePropertyPlus™ offers an...

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Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Adopts ePropertyPlus

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha changes lives by providing stable, affordable housing. Their mission just got a big boost through the adoption of ePropertyPlus™.“The biggest benefit ePropertyPlus™provides to us is the ability to track data for present and future...

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Vermilion County Becomes 18th Land Bank to Adopt ePropertyPlus

Recently-formed Vermilion County Land Bank adopts ePropertyPlus to support is strategic acquisition and disposition activities.In one of its first official actions, the board of the Vermilion County Land Bank (VCLB) unanimously approved implementing ePropertyPlus™ as...

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Wayne County Land Bank

Becomes Latest to Select ePropertyPlus for Property Inventory ManagementThe Wayne County Land Bank recently selected STR’s ePropertyPlus™ as its property inventory management software solution. Join Our Newsletter

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Omaha Municipal Land Bank

Becomes Latest to Select ePropertyPlus for Property Inventory ManagementePropertyPlus™ has been implemented by Land Banks, Redevelopment Authorities, and Real Estate Services Departments across 10 states. ePropertyPlus™ Delivers Operational Efficiency & Public...

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Birmingham Municipal Land Bank

Becomes Latest to Select ePropertyPlus for Property Inventory ManagementThe Birmingham Land Bank Authority’s (BLBA) Board of Directors recently selected STR’s ePropertyPlus™ as its property inventory management software solution, following a competitive RFP process...

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