RESIDENTIAL DATABASE LAUNCHED.
THE APPRAISAL INSTITUTE RESIDENTIAL Database (AIRD) [TM], Oxford,
Mississippi, has announced its launch. A national Web-based source of
residential physical property data, the AIRD is a joint venture between
the Appraisal Institute and FNC, Inc. Seeded with 4 million records at
launch time, the AIRD is expected to have grown to 12 million records
this summer via contributions from appraisers, data companies and public
records. An interface enabling consumers to view property records in the
AIRD is expected to be operational at the end of 2000 or early in 2001.
More information can be found at www.airdport.com.