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Property Web Service Advisory - September 27, 2023

Melissa Global Intelligence is constantly seeking the cleanest, freshest, and most accurate data available for our clients. Data can be complicated, especially when it is sourced from so many different locations and recorded by many different people in varied ways.

Property data is obtained from local county offices all over the U.S. and must be standardized in a way that we can interpret this data and evaluate it for useful insights. This requires communication and custom processes for each of 3,000+ counties in the U.S. Another component to useful property information is timely and constant data updates, refreshes, and corrections. Our continuing data evaluation and industry experience informed our decision that we needed to change our major data provider to continue delivering the best data now and in the future.

Several candidates were considered, and after careful analyses, we have identified new sources with higher quality data as well as the necessary components for us to believe that their data will consistently improve in the future.

Build History

7.4.2.1079

Released on: September 27, 2023

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Minor backend changes.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

7.2.2.1078

Released on: June 05, 2023

Added

  • New Option - LatestMortgage :
  • ON: In the CurrentDeed structure, MortgageAmount, MortgageDate, MortgageLoanTypeCode, MortgageDueDate, and LenderName will now represent the latest Mortgage, if there is a newer mortgage. For example, a re-finance.
  • OFF: Default. The CurrentDeed fields will refer to the Mortgage recorded with the current property deed.
  • The "Desc" (Description) option will now return more descriptions than before.

Changed

  • When matching to properties with incorrect suite formatting, improved the matching logic to find the best match.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • Removed previously deprecated fields from the default response fields - deprecated fields are documented on the wiki in the "Response" sections.

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • Minor security updates.

5.0.2.1070

Formerly: 1070

Released on: September 2022

Added

  • None

Changed

  • When providing an APN in the request, an exact match to the UnformattedAPN (including special characters) will now always match to that parcel instead of matching to an equivalent FormattedAPN (without special characters).

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

5.0.2.1068

Formerly: 1068

Released on: February 2022

Added

  • None

Changed

  • The service should now return Property Use Group information again for most records. Some groups are now more specific than before.

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

5.0.2.1067

Formerly: 1067

Released on: January 2022

  • Property Web Service Advisory

    • Melissa Global Intelligence is constantly seeking the cleanest, freshest, and most accurate data available for our clients. Data can be complicated, especially when it is sourced from so many different locations and recorded by many different people in varied ways.
    • Property data is obtained from local county offices all over the U.S. and must be standardized in a way that we can interpret this data and evaluate it for useful insights. This requires communication and custom processes for each of 3,000+ counties in the U.S. Another component to useful property information is timely and constant data updates, refreshes, and corrections. Our continuing data evaluation and industry experience informed our decision that we needed to change our major data provider to continue delivering the best data now and in the future.
    • Several candidates were considered, and after careful analyses, we have identified new sources with higher quality data as well as the necessary components for us to believe that their data will consistently improve in the future.
  • Data source replacement

    • As of January 10, 2022, we will be replacing our major back-end data source with the new provider. With this change, we expect much of the data to be either unaffected or improved. However, because our property service contains over 400 different output fields, we cannot guarantee that no users will be affected. A number of fields have been deprecated with this change; these can be viewed here. Rest assured that this is a significant overall improvement in the underlying data and a change that must have been undertaken to ensure the future health of this product.

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Reverted a change to how some response column groups behaved when no data was found by the service. If a column group is requested, the service should return all key-value pairs even if all values for that group are empty strings

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

5.0.2.1066

Formerly: 1066

Released on: January 2022

Added

  • None

Changed

  • The major data provider was replaced with a new source to maintain our standard of high quality data. Some benefits include:
    • Better overall property coverage.
    • Property Owner information should generally be fresher and include more consistent formatting for records with multiple owner names.
    • Formatting for data in general should be more consistent.
    • FormattedAPN should be populated more often.

Deprecated

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed record ordering issue when certain address data was left blank for records in batch POST requests.

Security

  • None

5.0.2.1031

Formerly: 1031

Released on: June 2020

Added

  • None

Changed

  • Changes made to core code to improve up-time and regional performance.
  • Standardized sorting of LookupProperty AssociatedParcels output for more consistent responses.
  • Standardized sorting of LookupDeeds records for more consistent responses.
  • Specific output columns may now be specified by requesting “GroupName.ColumnName” under “cols”.
    • Ex. Using LookupDeeds, you may request the column “PrimaryGrantor.Name1Full” to get just that column, as opposed to returning all columns in the PrimaryGrantor Group by requesting “grpPrimaryGrantor”.
  • Build History number formatting was changed from 5 digits to 4 digits.

Deprecated

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed record ordering issue when certain address data was left blank for records in batch POST requests.

Security

  • None

5.0.1.39981

Formerly: 39981

Released on: September 2019

Added

  • Added optional Pagination feature to LookupDeeds. You may now specify the number of Deeds you want returned. Deeds are still returned in reverse chronological order, with the most recent deed returned as the first record.
    • Ex. Perhaps an address has 9 records, but you only require the most recent record. You may use the Pagination option to request that only the most recent deed is returned by setting “page=1” under “opt”. See the LookupDeeds Request page for more detail on using this option.
  • TrustFlag output added to LookupProperty under PrimaryOwner Group.
  • Minor improvements to process for returning the best record for LookupProperty requests.

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

5.0.1.27369

Formerly: 27369

Released on: December 2018

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Minor fixes

Security

  • None

5.0.1.24329

Formerly: 24329

Released on: September 2018

Added

  • None

Changed

  • TaxBilledAmount, AreaLotDepth, AreaLotWidth include decimals now

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed truncation issue with TopogrophyCode and ConstructionFireResistanceClass fields

Security

  • None

5.0.1.21452

Formerly: 21452

Released on: July 2018

Added

  • Added new descriptions option to web service that allows human/user friendly descriptions to be returned back in the web service response
  • Added new InterestTypeChangeDate field to the LookupDeeds endpoint

Changed

  • Web service now returns back AE* (address error) result codes when using an invalid address to lookup a property to guide users on what errors/issues in the address prevented a lookup

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Fixed issue where some APNs that were returned when doing a property lookup via an address, couldn’t then be found when using that APN to lookup the property

Security

  • None

5.0.1.14092

Formerly: 14092

Released on: July 2018

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • Minor fixes

Security

  • None

5.0.1.13811

Formerly: 13811

Released on: January 2018

Added

  • None

Changed

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • None

Fixed

  • None

Security

  • None

Past Announcements

Data source replacement - January 03, 2022

As of January 10, 2022, we will be replacing our major back-end data source with the new provider. With this change, we expect much of the data to be either unaffected or improved. However, because our property service contains over 400 different output fields, we cannot guarantee that no users will be affected. A number of fields have been deprecated with this change; these can be viewed here. Rest assured that this is a significant overall improvement in the underlying data and a change that must have been undertaken to ensure the future health of this product.