Public Record News and Resources

4 New Counties

NEW: As of May 8, 2013, we now have lists of Real Estate Transactions and Mortgages for the following Illinois counties: Knox, Vermillion, Sangamon, and Monroe. Contact a sales rep to take an online demo of any new database today at 630-557-1000.

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NEW: As of April 12, 2013, we now have lists of Liens/Judgement recordings for Cook County. Contact a sales rep to take an online demo of our Judgements Database today at 630-557-1000.

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Record Information Services is now on FACEBOOK! Please "Like" us now.

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Mortgage Professionals: Get up-to-date on the latest changes to the HARP program (Home Affordable Refinance Program). Assist more homeowners and get new refinance business.

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NEW: Select Mortgage Leads that are not in foreclosure. Customers in the lending industry can now exclude from their lists those Mortgage Leads that are in foreclosure, allowing them to only focus on leads they can help, and saving money on printing and postage.

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Find public records quickly with new Address Search feature. Now you can search for Illinois public records by address on our background check site, CheckIllinois. Type in the address, and our system will scan millions of Illinois real estate transactions, mortgages, and foreclosures, for matching public records. Quickly see if your mortgage was recorded correctly, or find out if that vacant house is in foreclosure.

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Record Information Services has changed the time in which new records are uploaded onto the Website (www.public-record.com). For all data that is uploaded weekly only, our subscribing customers can now retrieve new data at 5 pm on Saturdays instead of 1 pm. Record Information is happy to announce that we have increased our server response time by 66% by investing in additional Web and SQL servers. Due to heavy use of our 18 Web sites, our customers have experienced occasional slowness and timeouts. These issues have been considerably eliminated by the new servers. Due to newly launched real estate landing pages, Record Information Services has increased their presence in the search engines by over 3 million pages in the past few months.

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Watch Illinois UpdateNew Notifications Added: WatchIllinois, our Website that notify customers to changes that occur in the public records of themselves or others, has added two new criterias that clients can now watch on Foreclosure Records.1. Opening Bid: If the foreclosure is scheduled for auction, and it’s opening bid is changed, a new notification is sent to the client. 2. Bankruptcy: If the person files Bankruptcy, a new notification is sent to the client. www.public-record.com UpdateSaved Search Criteria: After doing a public records search, you can now view the criteria that you used for your search at the bottom of your screen. This should help save time by helping clients be certain that they got the exact results they were looking for.

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Building Code Violation Lists now availableA new database of Building Code Violations for the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, was launched in April, 2011 on www.public-record.com The database goes back to 2008. Building Code Violations are of interest to Architectural, Engineering, and Construction firms that specialize in remedying building code violations for commercial, residential, or industrial real estate. Find out more and request a demo of Building Violations.

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Foreclosure Auctions: See the opening bid. As of May, 2011, we are now listing the opening bid amount for foreclosure auctions in the following counties: Cook, Dekalb, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. The opening bid is not retrieved until the day of the sale, and can be changed on the day of the sale. To see the opening bid, search for past auctions (since May, 2011), and look in the OPENING BID AREA to see what the starting bid was. Request a foreclosure demo

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