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HUD Awards RepairBASE 5-year contract

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Bluebook International, Inc. (www.bluebook.net) has been awarded a five-year contract renewal for RepairBASE (www.repairbase.net) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to supply cost estimator software.

Since 2011, HUD has utilized Bluebook’s RepairBASE to confirm repair, replacement, preservation, maintenance, and improvement costs on FHA single family homes across the United States.

Relevant links:

https://www.repairbase.net/pdf/2013%...ss-Release.pdf

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/docu...=ML1018FAQ.pdf

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=171022

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So, tell us more. What are you product costs? What do you have for training available and do you charge for it? Any specials or trial offer? Does you product interface with other programs such as Quickbooks?

I'd be willing to evaluate what you have to offer. Just tell my why.



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OK! :-) RepairBASE is very simple to use and is the choice of HUD and the top lenders, servicers, and P&P vendors. It was created from scratch for the REO/P&P world. This is NOT a warmed over insurance claims tool, and this does not require specialized insurance claims construction knowledge to use.

Training is included at no charge, you just need to schedule a time with one of our reps. Typically a user is up and running in about ten minutes. Unlimited technical support is also included just in case.

Call 888-425-8326 and ask for a free trial. They'll walk you through the app and give you some credits so you can try it out.

Charges are per transaction, with larger blocks costing less per transaction. For high volume, monthly or annual licensing can be set up.

http://bluebook.net/Home/RepairBASE
http://www.repairbase.net/brochure/R...E-brochure.pdf

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1 Report(s) $9.99
10 Report(s) $99.00
25 Report(s) $199.00
50 Report(s) $312.50
100 Report(s) $600.00
250 Report(s) $1,375.00
500 Report(s) $2,425.00
1000 Report(s) $3,950.00
2500 Report(s) $8,125.00
5000 Report(s) $15,000.00


Guess I'll be doing it the hard way.
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OK! :-) RepairBASE is very simple to use and is the choice of HUD and the top lenders, servicers, and P&P vendors. It was created from scratch for the REO/P&P world. This is NOT a warmed over insurance claims tool, and this does not require specialized insurance claims construction knowledge to use.

Training is included at no charge, you just need to schedule a time with one of our reps. Typically a user is up and running in about ten minutes. Unlimited technical support is also included just in case.

Call 888-425-8326 and ask for a free trial. They'll walk you through the app and give you some credits so you can try it out.

Charges are per transaction, with larger blocks costing less per transaction. For high volume, monthly or annual licensing can be set up.

http://bluebook.net/Home/RepairBASE
http://www.repairbase.net/brochure/R...E-brochure.pdf

We use it and do like it. Just a few questions

Is there any way to know about price changes? Sometimes it appears things change.

Are you working to add items that are not currently on there? We have also noticed some things we are required to bid are not in the system.
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I like repair base but still have bids reduced and you can't appeal on the grounds that's it's the repair base cost.

It would be great if breakdowns of pricing were available to use when an appeal is required.
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We use it and do like it. Just a few questions

Is there any way to know about price changes? Sometimes it appears things change.

Are you working to add items that are not currently on there? We have also noticed some things we are required to bid are not in the system.
The database is updated at least quarterly, and there are price changes all over the system as adjustments are made and prices fluctuate. New items are also added regularly. You can check the site FAQs and help areas for a list of newly added items.

We are VERY open to adding new items on request from users and have done so regularly. So please let us know if you don't see something you need.

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I like repair base but still have bids reduced and you can't appeal on the grounds that's it's the repair base cost.

It would be great if breakdowns of pricing were available to use when an appeal is required.
Unfortunately, we don't publish our costs in more detail (as that is our core database), but only as final costs. Our book does allow some more detailed breakdowns.

We are also close to launching our new professional contractor system which will allow users much more fine control over individual elements that go into a final price (as it would be used by them to prepare bids vs to verify costs as RepairBASE is).

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How accurate is your property info? Roofs for example. I know the contractor should be measuring his own roofs, but is it safe to use your measurements? And what if they are not correct?

I have my office staff putting a list of items together that we often bid that are not in RB, I will forward when I get it going.
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When it comes to roofs always have the contractor measure. Bluebook assumptions when measuring a roof in RepairBase: We use a 5/12 pitch for moderate slope, 8/12 pitch for steep roofs, and include a 2 foot overhang. We assume a garage sf is 200 sf per car and an attached garage has no living area above it and an enclosed garage does. Covered balconies, covered porches, and roof covered patios will have an impact on the roof measurements. Roof pitch and Roof footprint variances can greatly affect the roof measurement. Dormers can impact the roof measurements.

There are many variable when it comes measuring roofs accurately. We give you an estimate based on common roof pitches and common garage sf. Roof Footprint is a calculation based on living area, # of stories, attached garage and enclosed garage. The biggest variance can happen when any one of these variables are incorrect.

To answer the question regarding the items we do not have in RepairBase. Please send the list of items to us and we will have our research department get started on them.

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