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I would think everyone would be pleased to send them to them.  They are,
after all, land records and you can charge $10 page :)

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Mary Ann Wilson
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Has anyone received the inquiry below?  Do any towns already provide this
> information and if so, how do you charge – “rent, borrow or purchase”?****
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> *Mary Ann Wilson*
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> *Town Clerk and Treasurer*
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> *Town of Morristown*
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> *43 Portland Street*
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> *Morrisville  VT  05661-0748*
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> *(P) 802-888-6370*
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> *(F) 802-888-6375*
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> *[log in to unmask]*
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> Dear Ms. Wilson,****
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> The Warren Group collects and compiles data on real estate sales and
> ownership throughout New England and offers a range of real estate
> products, information services and printed and online publications,
> including the weekly newspaper Banker & Tradesman and monthly magazine The
> Commercial Record. The company also produces and organizes trade shows and
> events for a variety of industries, including bankers, mortgage brokers,
> credit unions and lawyers. Based in Boston, the company was established in
> 1872 and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and
> management. The Warren Group’s suite of data products includes market
> reports and statistics, research tools, marketing and business strategy
> solutions, analytics and research that helps serve the real estate and
> financial markets throughout New England.   You can reference some of our
> testimonials by going to www.thewarrengroup.com/testimonials to find how
> others think about our services that we provide to them.****
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> The purpose of this letter is The Warren Group is looking to rent, borrow
> or purchase a copy of images or microfiche for all of the mortgage,
> mortgage assignment, mortgage discharge, and pre-foreclosure documents that
> were filed between the dates of *January 1, 2005 - current date.  *As one
> example, if we were to rent or borrow the microfilm or fiche from the Town
> Clerk that was needed, we would be willing to pay for the reproduction fees
> involved so that the original would stay in the hands of the Town Clerk. *
> ***
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> Please be assured that we do not have any intent to re-sell, repackage or
> repurpose these images or microfiche, rather to utilize these documents to
> continue to provide a complete data set of resourceful information to our
> real estate and financial communities that we serve.  We have been in the
> public records industry for 140 years.  The relationships that we have
> fostered over that time are extremely valuable and we treat all our
> relationships and the people that we work with like family, thus the reason
> for our longevity.  We do not hold public records offices accountable for
> data errors or inaccuracies.  This understanding has led to valuable and
> beneficial relationships between The Warren Group and public records
> offices around New England and beyond.****
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> Partnering with the towns directly is a win-win situation for both of us.
> The Warren Group does not need to hire staff to collect the data, or take
> up terminals in the public records room, which can be used by Title
> Abstractors, Title Examiners, Paralegals, etc. At the same time, The Warren
> Group can save valuable time and money and give* *the Town Clerk’s office
> unbudgeted funds to be used on projects that have been tabled for a variety
> of financial reasons.****
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> Morrisville would not be the first in offering this type of data set to
> the private sector. We are actively working with many towns and counties
> throughout New England.****
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> Because we have contractual obligations to gather this historical data, we
> will need to proceed with the collection within a few weeks.  We would
> prefer to partner with your office and rent or purchase the data, but if
> you choose to forgo this opportunity, we will have to use our own resources
> to collect it.****
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> We look forward to hearing from you after you have discussed this with the
> appropriate people.  I can be reached at 617-896-5348 or at
> [log in to unmask]  We will also follow up with an original
> letter in the mail. ****
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> Thank you for your time and consideration on this very important matter.
> ****
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> Sincerely Yours,****
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> *David B. Lovins*
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> David B. Lovins****
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> President/COO****
>
> The Warren Group
> 280 Summer Street 8th Floor
> Boston, MA  02210-1131
> Direct: 617-896-5348
> Main: 617-428-5100
> Fax: 617-428-5120****
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-- 
Jack B