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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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Looking for Owners Outside the State or Country?

Did you know you can find people that own homes in Arizona but live out-of-state or even the country? A tax search in the Monsoon Tax System can help accomplish this task. Finding Out-of-State and Country Owners The first thing you need to do is add the Owner State List...

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Monsoon Moment: Update to Square Footage

As of September 19, Monsoon will change the way square footage is displayed. What’s Changed?  1. We’ve added the new field “Added Attached” 2. We’ve renamed the field “Added Areas” to be “Added Detached” Why? This simplifies square footage by clarifying whether it’s attached or detached. The previous phrasing of...

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Monsoon Moment: Is that Opening Bid Really $0?

Ever seen an Opening Bid of $0 when you’re searching foreclosures in Monsoon? It appears as part of the Auction Information. This begs the question, “Is the opening bid really $0? My client can bid $1 and win the auction?” Unfortunately, no such luck. An opening bid of of $0 in Monsoon simply...

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How to Find the Correct SqFt for Your Listing

Square footage confusion can catch even the most seasoned real estate professional off-guard. Read on to learn the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions regarding square footage. Q: You have a new listing that you’re about to add to the MLS, but your seller insists the...

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Update: Improvements to Legal Description

The Legal Description Field has Changed We’ve improved the formula that generates Description in Monsoon to better describe each property. We’ve also renamed two fields. Legal Subdivision (Flexmls) and Description (Monsoon) are now Legal Description (Abbrev) in both products. Legal Description Available in zipForm for the First Time  We’ve created a connection...

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What are the Different Transaction Types?

  One commonly underutilized tool in Monsoon is the Transaction Type field. This search option defines what type of transaction took place the last time a property was purchased. The Transaction Type field is one of few that is manually tracked and entered into the system, and because of...

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Tax Info Printing in Flexmls

Good news! The Tax Info option has returned in Flexmls! You can now print the Monsoon Tax Summary page at the same time as the Listing Detail Report. No more printing a listing detail report in Flexmls just to create a separate search in Monsoon to print the tax info. How...

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What are County Islands?

If your client dreams of living on a county island, they don’t have to look very far. County islands exist all over Arizona (You can search for or exclude county islands in Monsoon). And while there are some attractive perks to island life, there are also very real drawbacks. So...

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