Vanguard’s COVID-19 Response

Dear Clients, At Vanguard Appraisals,  the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities for which they serve is of primary concern to us. We are closely monitoring the NovelRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

Time for Some Spring Cleaning

(Address \ Owner Name Clean-up) By: Sherry Surrett In order to better support a highly requested feature for the 2020 manual, we added a new utility to the program. This new utility,Read More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

Manual 2020 Calculation Changes You Can Apply Now

By Nick Klein As most everyone knows by now, Bob and his team at Vanguard are getting closer to finalizing the next integration of the Real Property Appraisal Manual. These are timesRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

Help Us, Help You

By: Patrick Alexander Nothing is as frustrating as when something is not working right. In these moments, it is always a good idea to take a few deep breaths and relax. OnceRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

Windows 7 and Server 2008 End of Life Status

By Nick Klein As many of you are no doubt aware, January 14, 2020 was the date that Microsoft ceased security updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2. Toward the end ofRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

Query Wizard… Behind the scenes

By: Gavin Gross While the changes made to the Query Wizard in version 22 focused on making the program user friendly, the changes in version 23 focused on how the program worksRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

Backups: Protect Your Investment!

By: Nick Klein Imagine your computer was struck by a virus and days or even weeks of work was wiped out. What would you do? What if a natural disaster struck yourRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Apr 24, 2020

What Was the Pre-Edit Value

By: Terri Scheuermann Have you ever loaded a parcel changed the grade and condition of the dwellings and forgot to jot down the value before you made the changes? Shoot, I guessRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 17, 2018

Get Connected

By: Jennie Willis Experiencing issues with your system? Perhaps the program is doing something wacky or it is Wednesday and the computer is acting as though it’s still Monday? With the helpRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 17, 2018

User Group Meeting Highlights

By: Teresa Ellerby For 2018, we completed seven greatly attended user group meetings. Illinois meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Bloomington May 2nd & 3rd. We had 19 attendees with 12Read More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 17, 2018

Save Time by Reusing Popular PDF and Map Selection

By: Nick Klein How often do you find yourself reselecting the same PDFs over and over again for batch processes? Maybe you have to select certain map areas for the task youRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 17, 2018

When Three Rates Equal Nine: Income Interpolate

By: Patrick Alexander Getting more for less is almost always a good thing. One new feature in version 23 of the program, which emphasizes this is the Interpolate function (located within theRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 17, 2018

2019 Agricultural Assessment Procedures for Iowa Assessor’s Offices

By: Stan Moellers Agricultural Assessments in Iowa should be relatively simple with the State of Iowa providing many of the things necessary to set values correctly. This article is written to assistRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Dec 17, 2018

Vanguard Turns Fifty

By: Bob Ehler 2018 is a monumental year for us at Vanguard. It was 50 years ago this year that Vanguard Appraisals, Inc. was founded. Originally incorporated as Midwest Appraisals, Inc. inRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

CAMA Remote Web Share Client

By: Danielle Powell Have you ever tried sending parcels to Remote or as a Return to Main and somehow lost the file? When this happens, it usually has to do with losingRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Don’t Forget Your Land

By: Mike Weeks We were asked to re-publish this article. “Accurate land values are crucial to an effective assessment system.” This is the first sentence in Chapter 7 Land Valuation in ourRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

The System Log Viewer

By: Martin Barrett CAMAvision keeps track of our batch processes that have been ran. Sometimes it can be very useful to look back and see what was run and when. We canRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

With Retirement Looming, Windows 7 Still More Popular than Windows 10

By: Nick Klein Released almost nine years ago in October 2009, Windows 7 continues to lead the pack for Microsoft’s Windows operating systems. Although Windows 10, which was released in 2015, isRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Vanguard Website Updates

By: Mike Weeks We at Vanguard are always getting suggestions for updates and enhancements to our CAMAvision® software. The same is true for our websites. We make changes for website clients forRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

The 90’s Called, They Want Their Website Back!

By: Nicholas Bowers In the early days of the Internet, it was sufficient enough to own a website and just let it go live. Those times have changed; users are more savvyRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Nobody Likes to be Backed-Up, But it is Always Good to have a Backup

By: Patrick Alexander Have you backed up your system today or in the last week? If the answer is no you are asking for trouble. Can you imagine what it would beRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

Have You Updated your Website Special Value Header and Tax Estimator?

By: Terri Scheuermann It’s August, and you have completed the CAMAvision Year-End processes. If you have not completed it and need a little guidance, you can click on the following link forRead More...
By : VCSWeb | Aug 22, 2018

The Appraisal Approach – Valuing Basement Finish

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc Mass Appraisal Reviewer Reed Kinne explains about valuing basement finish. Reed Kinne answers questions such as “What counts as a finish basement?”, “Why does it matter if the basementRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 21, 2018

Vanguard Appraisals welcomes Lincoln County, Nebraska

New appraisal software needed to be purchased for Lincoln County, Nebraska Assessor Office. Lincoln County had four options, but voted and chosen Vanguard Appraisals to be their appraisal software of choice. VanguardRead More...
By : VCSWeb | May 17, 2018
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