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Opening Bids in Monsoon Foreclosure Searches Explained

If you’re getting ready to do a foreclosure search in Monsoon, there are some things you’ll need to know about opening bids. The Opening Bid is the minimum amount that can be offered for the property when the auction begins. Since it’s common for there to be multiple bidders,...

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Using the Monsoon Drawing Tool

Monsoon makes it easy to find properties by using the Tax, MLS and Foreclosure search templates. But did you know you can also use the Map features to make your search even more specific? This is especially helpful if you want to search for multiple subdivisions or neighborhoods at...

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Options for Viewing Your Monsoon Results

Monsoon makes it easy to customize your experience, from the search template, to the MLS, right down to the color scheme. But it doesn’t stop there. Monsoon offers three different options to view your search results: Cards, Rows, and Map. Cards The Cards display shows each property as a...

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Why is Listing Status Important in the Foreclosure Search?

If you’re using the foreclosure search in Monsoon, the Listing Status field can be important for a number of reasons. It all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish with your search. Foreclosures might be a great option for investors looking for a fixer upper or a client who...

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The Comping Tool in Monsoon

Did you know that Monsoon has a comping tool? With one click you can pull up comparables and get projected sales amounts for any property in the state. Monsoon also provides you with two reports: Comp Summary Report and Comp Detail Report. Here’s how it works. From any tax...

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Monsoon Moment – Property Address vs Mailing Address

The Monsoon tax system is a great resource for gathering information about a property. It can also be helpful for prospecting potential buyers and sellers. Whether you’re using Monsoon to do a tax, MLS or foreclosure search, you’re able print out mailing labels based on the results by clicking...

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Customizing Monsoon Search Templates

Customizing your Monsoon search templates allows you to obtain results based on specific criteria that might not be found in the default templates. Some examples of fields you can add include Owner Intended Use, Finance Type and Estimated Percent Gain. You can also change the order of the items...

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Accessing Plat Maps in Monsoon

If you’re looking for a Plat map, Monsoon can help in some cases. Monsoon relies heavily on data from the county, so the maps you can access through Monsoon depends on what the county makes available. Monsoon links you directly to the county assessors website via the APN link...

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Do You Know About the One-Page Tax Summary Report?

The Tax Summary Report is a one-page printer-friendly document that contains the entire tax record. If you need to print a tax record in Monsoon, try the printer-friendly Tax Summary Report. When viewing a tax record, you’ll see this box in the upper right-hand corner: Click on the drop down...

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Monsoon Foreclosure Search: Notice Date vs Auction Date

When doing a Monsoon foreclosure search, you can filter by notice date or auction date. Which to choose depends on your goal.    Notice Date Notice date refers to the notice of trustee sale. Basically, it’s the day the homeowner is informed by the lender that their property will be sold at a future date due...

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Monsoon’s Owner Intended Use Field

Looking to find folks who are renters? Monsoon can help with the Owner Intended Use field. This field, which is pulled from the affidavit of sale, is important because sometimes people purchase a property to use as a rental/investment and then decide years later to move into that property for...

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How to Find Homeowners with Equity in Monsoon

Have you ever looked at a subdivision and wished you could predict which homeowners would be ready to sell next? With some basic analytics, and with a little help from our Monsoon Tax System, you may be able to do just that. Utilizing the public records is a great...

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Your Monsoon Questions Answered

Do you have Monsoon questions?  The Monsoon tax records system is an incredible resource and can help you with everything from prospecting to pricing. It takes time to learn all that it can do. These are some questions we’re often asked: Can all properties be found in Monsoon? Monsoon contains all property...

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Feeling Too Blue? Changing Monsoon Color Themes

The default color in the Monsoon Tax System is Monsoon Blue. It’s a great shade, but did you know there are five other Monsoon color themes? Change Your Monsoon Color Theme When logged in to Monsoon, choose Preferences: Themes. Then, select a new theme using the arrows. Don’t forget to...

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School District Link in Monsoon

Identifying the schools that match your property is very important to potential buyers, but can be challenging for you. You’ve always gone into Monsoon to see what school district your property was in, but now Monsoon has made it easier by providing a link that takes you directly to that...

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Can I Search Other MLSs in Monsoon?

Yes, you can search other MLSs in Monsoon. When doing a search in the Monsoon Tax System, you can look for other MLSs that also use Monsoon. That list currently includes the Prescott, Sedona Verde Valley, Lake Havasu and Southeast Arizona Associations. But what if you’re not a member...

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Printing Labels in Monsoon

Imagine hand addressing 100+ cards or letters or mailings. Now imagine Monsoon printing off 100+ neatly addressed labels with a few clicks of your mouse. Doesn’t that sounds better? If you’re using Monsoon to do a tax or foreclosure search, you can create and print labels in no time. Printing...

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Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Monsoon

The Monsoon Tax System is the software used to look up owner information, deed history, loan information and, obviously, the taxes. But Monsoon does so much more than that! Here are the top 5 things you didn’t know you could do in Monsoon. Use Map Feature to Find the Number of Houses...

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Monsoon Moment: Estimated Percent Gain Explained

Have you ever wondered how the Estimated Percent Gain of a property is calculated in Monsoon? Once a property is in foreclosure and the opening bid has been set for the auction, the field for Estimated Percent Gain changes from being empty to being highlighted in green. In the example below, that value is 132.12%....

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Exporting Listings from Monsoon

There’s a ton of information that can be pulled from Monsoon. No matter what you need, the easiest way to aquire and organize it is to export it. If you’re using the tax search or the foreclosure search, you have the option to export data. If you’re not familiar with...

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