Steven B. Bashaw, P. C.     

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American Bar Association

Includes info on the structure and governance of the ABA, news and their monthly membership magazine, as well as membership information and services.

American Bar Association Legal Technology Resource Center

Offers practice technology and policy resources for lawyers and those serving in the legal profession.

Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's mission is to serve the legal profession (and, thereby, the public) by assessing the Illinois lawyer's career-long educational needs and by being the profession's primary source for filling those needs.

Illinois State Bar Association

The Illinois State Bar Association is a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the legal profession and improving the administration of justice, the quality of members' professional lives, and their relations with the public.

Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

The Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association is comprised of experienced attorneys dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in connection with real estate transactions of all types.

Mortgage Bankers Association of America

The Mortgage Bankers Association of America is a national association of real estate financers.

Real Estate Sites

(Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson, McBride Baker & Coles)

Last Revised February 10, 2001, Steven B. Bashaw

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ARCHITECTURE
American Institute of Architects http://www.aia.org/ Access to architects for your complete planning design and building needs
APPEALS
State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board http://www.state.il.us/agency/ptab/ Explains the process of filing an appeal
APPRAISALS
Appraisals www.appraisaltoday.com Appraisal news and information
National Association of Realtors www.narappraisalsource.com Locate appraisers by zip code,  also has industry news and legislation
Appraisers.com http://www.appraisers.com/ To locate a Real Estate Appraiser in your area, enter your Zip Code, Click on your state on the Map, or Select your State from the Drop Down List.
ASSESSMENTS
Cook County AssessorϦfice http://www.assessor.co.cook.il.us/ Taxpayer information, assessment searching, filing information for residential real estate records.
DuPage County TreasurerϦfice** http://www.co.dupage.il.us/treasurer/index.html DuPage County tax bill information
Iroquois County TreasurerϦfice http://www.prairienet.org/fordiroq/iroqtres/iroqtres.htm Iroquois County tax bill information
Lake County TreasurerϦfice http://www.co.lake.il.us/treasurer/index.htm Lake County tax bill information
Property Assessments Online http://www.people.virginia.edu/~dev-pros/Realestate.html Links to online state databases, broken up by region and state.  Allows you to search by owner name or address
Tax Assessor Database http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~cap440/assess.html Provide ratios of assessed value to market value by state and county
ASSOCIATIONS
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Associations http://www.reallaw.org/ Current developments, Title insurance information, and real estate tax information
AUCTIONS
Bid 4 Real Estate www.bid4real.com Real estate auction site for buying and selling properties online.  Can easily search properties.
National Association of Realtors www.narauctionsource.com Links to many auction sources.
Auction Sources http://www.realtycentral.com/auction/link1.htm One stop source for auction sources though out the U.S.
CLE
Real Property Links http://www.iicle.com Locate seminar materials and books on real estate; subscribe to 졳hpoints尤ate
http://www.icle.org/lawlinks/practice/realprop.htm Locate real estate and other law related links on the Michigan CLE site.
For Realtors http://realestate.about.com/realestate/realestate/msub8.htm?pid=2714&cob=home Great links for real estate professionals, news and continuing education resources.
COMMERCIAL
Commercial Real Estate http://realestate.about.com/realestate/realestate/msub17.htm?pid=2714&cob=home Helpful links to commercial real estate sites
E-Commerce and Commercial Real Estate http://www.ecommercetimes.com/  
Vandema http://www.vandema.com/ Commercial real estate portal.  Has a nice list of Illinois real estate sources.
CONSTRUCTION
Construction Web Links http://constructionweblinks.com/ Site provides a variety of construction law-related materials, including practice tips, personnel and related organizations
COURT CASE
List of Recent ᫩ngs㡳es http://www.sierraclub.org/chapters/wa/takings/crtcases.html Case summaries as introduced at both the state and federal levels
FORMS
Landlord.com www.landlord.com Landlord, business, state tax, federal and misc. forms.
Illinois Department of Revenue http://www.revenue.state.il.us/taxforms/Misc/ptassessors/ Property tax assessor forms for the state of Illinois
EMINENT DOMAIN
Eminent Domain Online www.eminentdomainonline.com Good source for industry news
GOVERNMENT
FDIC www.fdic.gov Information on regulation and examination, bank data and much more.
HUD www.hud.gov A huge clearinghouse of information about homes and communities
FHA http://www.hud.gov/fha
VA http://www.va.gov
Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration https://www.revenue.state.il.us/retd/ Interactive form you can prepare online
Office of Banks & Real Estate http://www.obre.state.il.us/ Real estate license search,  state news, and legal information
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act http://www.hud.gov/fha/sfh/res/res0607c.html From the Federal Register
LAW
Land Use Law Library http://www.law.pace.edu/landuse/ This site contains over 4,000 pages of material produced by the Land Use Law Center written for both community leaders and experienced land use practitioners.
LAW
Real Estate Law http://www.thelaw.com/research/topic/1,1097,MTUgNTM=,00.html Provides links to state real estate law and information about buying, selling, tenant/landlord law, insurance and mortgages.
Real Estate Law http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/33property/publications.html From Findlaw
Real Estate Law Transactions http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/real_estate.html By Legal Information Institute
State Real Estate Statutes and Resources http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/state_statutes.html#property Links to  state statutes on the property law
http://www.isba.org/CourtsBull Available to ISBA members, provides summaries of Illinois Surpreme Court, Appellate and 7th Circuit cases grouped by topic
http://www.state.il.us/court/ Illinois judicial system on line providing full slip opinions
http://www.prairienet.org/fordiroq/law/ Unofficial pages providing e-mail notice service of new Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court cases
http://www.kentlaw.edu/7circuit/index.html United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/

Official site of U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

 

http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/ Official site of the United States District Court
http://www.ilnb.uscourts.gov/ Official site of Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Bankruptcy Courts
http://www.ilsb.uscourts.gov/ Official site of the Southern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Courts
http://www.legis.state.il.us/ Official site of the Illinois General Assembly
http://www.isba.org/Legislative Illinois State Bar Association legislative site containing statutes, currently pending bills, legislative tracking and lots more.
Tenant Landlord Law http://www.kinseylaw.com/LAWLIB/realpr/evictlaw.html Evictions, detainees, default judgments and more
LIEN SEARCHING/FILING
Lexis http://www.netlds.com/ Corporate filing forms
CSC incspot www.incspot.com A subscription service for corporations
Ctadvantage www.ctadvantage.com A subscription service for corporations
Ernstpublishing www.ernstpublishing.com A subscription service for corporations, lien and ucc recordings
MORTGAGES
4 Mortgage www.4mortgage.com Information about mortgage lenders, interest rates and mortgage loans
I Own www.iown.com Apply for a mortgage, search for a home and more
NEWS
Inman http://www.inman.com Daily real estate news
Real Estate Journal http://www.bizjournals.com/ Has scores of exclusive local news stories about the industry throughout the country
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin http://www.lawbulletin.com Comprehensive publication for legal news in the Chicago metropolitan area
OTHER
1031 Exchange http://realestate.about.com/realestate/realestate/msub20.htm?pid=2714&cob=home Links to help you better understand a 1031 tax deferred exchange
ABA Real Estate Library http://www.abanet.org/aliaba/creal.htm List of publications for sale, includes nice description of each publication or book $$$
ABA Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation http://www.abanet.org/litigation/committee/condemnation/news.html Contains periodicals, papers, books and CLE events for real estate litigation attorneys
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association http://www.areuea.org/ Has some useful links
E-Commerce and Commercial Real Estate http://www.ecommercetimes.com/  
Housing Zone www.housingzone.com Offers daily news feed, government policy, economic data, regulations and technology
Market Statistics http://realestate.about.com/realestate/realestate/msub11.htm?pid=2714&cob=home Find out how the real estate market is progressing
Real Estate Zoo http://realestatezoo.com/ A unique real estate portal site.  Contains publications, forums, purchasing opportunities and much, much more.
Yahoo Real Estate http://realestate.yahoo.com/  
Vista Information http://www.vistainfo.com/ Vista is an Internet real estate-based information provider to consumers, real estate professionals, environmental engineers, mortgage bankers, insurance, banking and legal industries.
REALTORS
National Association of Realtors http://www.realtor.com/ Offers the largest number of listings online
Realty Locator http://www.realtylocator.com/ Realtor associations, commercial real estate, inspectors, appraisers, lenders, home builders etc.
RESIDENTIAL
HomeBuying www.homebuyingguide.org Credit, homebuying and mortgage guides and be downloaded  in 7 different languagesThis site is sponsored by the Fannie Mae Foundation
Home Inspections http://www.ashi.com Largest association of home inspectors in North America.  Has a find an inspector search feature
Homes www.homes.wsj.com Online guide to buying, selling and maintaining a home
Home Steps www.homesteps.com Search for homes, agents and services
SURVEYS
Land Survey Reference Page www.lsrp.com Links to rules, state regulations and statutes
TENANTS
Tenant Net http://www.tenant.net/ Court decisions, heating requirements, pets, noisy neighbors, etc.
TITLE COMPANIES    
Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund http://www.atgf.com/ Home page
Chicago Title & Trust www.ctic.com Home page
Fidelity National Title http:www.fntic.com Home page
First American http://www.firstam.com/titlel/html/about/1000.html Home page
Greater Illinois Title Company http://www.gitc.com/ Home page
Lawyers Title http://www.landam.com/subsidiaries/LTIC/index.asp Home page
Mid America Title http://www.matc.com Home page
National Title Information http://www.nationaltitleinformation.ctt.com/ Registration is required. 
Near North Title http://www.nnnt.com/ Home page
Ticor Title http://www.ticorpdx.com Home page
Title & Escrow http://realestate.about.com/realestate/realestate/msub18.htm?pid=2714&cob=home Find out what෨at and who෨o and get informed about the entire escrow process
TRANSACTIONS
Chicago Tribune http://cgi.chicago.tribune.com/homes/ Price of homes sold since 1993
ZONING    
Internet Law Library http://www.lectlaw.com/inll/106.htm Land use, zoning and real property links

 

 

Updated: December 10, 2001 disclaimer
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