Record Information Service's Press Releases

Watch Illinois Corporate
Posted On: April 2014
Be notified of your employee’s criminal activity and financial problems that occur outside the workplace.100% Legal and ConfidentialTimely and Accurate Public Record DataMany companies... Read More


RIS Launches New Beta Website
Posted On: March 2014
Record Information Services is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed BETA Website, with a bold new look and enhanced navigating experience. The new www.public-record.com, a Website... Read More


Dont lose a deal because of foreclosure auction
Posted On: July 2012
Short Sales: Don’t lose a deal because of an impending Foreclosure Auction ASK AN ILLINOIS REALTOR, WITH TIFFANY BREWINGTONEvery Realtor’s nightmare is to lose a property for a buyer... Read More


FAQs about buying HUD Homes
Posted On: April 2012
ASK AN ILLINOIS REALTOR, WITH TIFFANY BREWINGTONWhat is a HUD home?A HUD home is simply a home that was purchased using an FHA-insured loan that has since defaulted and been foreclosed upon. HUD... Read More


Tenant's rights in Foreclosure
Posted On: April 2012
ASK AN ILLINOIS REALTOR, WITH TIFFANY BREWINGTONQuestion: I'm a tenant renting a home in foreclosure. What are my rights? Answer: Tenants are often the last to know that the rental property they... Read More


Credit 101 with the KreditGuru, Gary Novel
Posted On: March 2012
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonWhat is a credit score?A credit score is a number that summarizes the information continued in your credit report. The... Read More


Online Private Eye allows you to monitor self and others public records
Posted On: February 2012
Editor: Tiffany BrewingtonDo you want to know if a customer of yours filed bankruptcy? If your ex-wife got a DUI? Or how'd you like to know if you have a lien on your property? Now you can... Read More


Help your Credit with these Important Numbers
Posted On: February 2012
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonIf you have turned on the television or opened a newspaper the past few months all you hear about is... Read More


The Top 5 Marketing Mistakes NOT to make in 2012
Posted On: January 2012
Editor: Tiffany Brewington Don’t make these five marketing mistakes this year. 1. Procrastination. This includes spending so much time debating on the marketing choices that are available,... Read More


What is REALLY a Good Credit Score?
Posted On: January 2012
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonCredit……Credit……Credit……Credit……who would ever have imagined that... Read More


Buying a Short Sale: What a buyer needs to know
Posted On: January 2012
ASK AN ILLINOIS REALTOR, WITH TIFFANY BREWINGTON My Realtor sends me listings that say they are in “short sale.” What do I need to know if I plan to purchase one? When a house is... Read More


What do I need to know about deficiency judgments?
Posted On: January 2012
ASK AN ILLINOIS REALTOR, WITH TIFFANY BREWINGTONI’m in foreclosure. What do I need to know about deficiency judgments? A deficiency judgment is an unsecured judgment against a debtor or... Read More


What is a BPO, and what does a BPO Agent do?
Posted On: December 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS REALTOR, WITH TIFFANY BREWINGTON I recently listed my house for short sale, and my lender told me a “BPO agent” will be coming to view the interior and exterior of... Read More


Avoid 'Shoulder Surfing' this holiday season
Posted On: December 2011
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonHere we are again: the Holidays are upon us and everyone is out running with the herd shopping. As always, you need to be... Read More


HARP 2.0 expected to help homeowners in 2012
Posted On: December 2011
Editor: Tiffany Brewington The Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, was originally created in 2009 with the goals of helping struggling homeowners refinance into lower rates. December... Read More


Why do I have to list my home on my bankruptcy?
Posted On: November 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY, WITH DAVID M. SIEGELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonQ: Why do I have to list my home on my bankruptcy when I don’t want to get rid of my home? A: I am often... Read More


How many points will my credit drop for short sale
Posted On: November 2011
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonQ: How many points will my credit score drop due to short sale, and how will it appear on my credit report? A: This... Read More


Contemplating Bankruptcy
Posted On: September 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY, WITH DAVID M. SIEGELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonQ: Is there anything I should not do if I am contemplating bankruptcy? A: There are several areas related to... Read More


How is credit pulled when applying for mortgage?
Posted On: September 2011
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonQ: If I apply for a mortgage, is my credit score pulled from all 3 bureaus? Which credit score should I pay attention... Read More


Do we have to pay mortgage insurance premium?
Posted On: September 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS LOAN OFFICER, WITH JOHN FOLANEditor: Tiffany Brewington Q: Do we need to pay a monthly mortgage insurance premium (MIP) or private mortgage insurance if we don't have 20% down or... Read More


Is it better to go to a big bank or a broker?
Posted On: September 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS LOAN OFFICER, WITH JOHN FOLANEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonIs it better to go to a big bank or a broker for your loan? A typical bank will have limited funding sources, whereas a... Read More


Do I qualify to buy another house as an investment
Posted On: September 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS LOAN OFFICER, WITH JOHN FOLANEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonQ: House prices have never been lower and foreclosures are at an all-time high. Do I qualify to buy another home as an... Read More


How much house can you afford?
Posted On: September 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS LOAN OFFICER, WITH JOHN FOLANEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonHow much house can you afford?Question: I'm a first-time homebuyer in Illinois. How much house can I be preapproved... Read More


What information is needed for an FHA Loan?
Posted On: September 2011
ASK AN ILLINOIS LOAN OFFICER, WITH JOHN FOLANEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonWhat information is needed to apply for an FHA loan, and what credit score do I need? To qualify for an FHA (Federal... Read More


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Defined
Posted On: September 2011
Editor: Tiffany BrewingtonChapter 13 is a form of bankruptcy protection whereby a person reorganizes his debt, by paying through a Chapter 13 Trustee all of his disposable income over a three to... Read More


Settling collections for pennies on the dollar
Posted On: September 2011
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDITGURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonQ: I heard that you can settle collection items on your credit report for pennies on the dollar? Is that true? How do I... Read More


Welcome To The World Of Credit Cards in 2011
Posted On: September 2011
THE KREDIT KORNER WITH THE KREDIT GURU, GARY NOVELEditor: Tiffany BrewingtonHave you been out shopping lately and tried to use your Credit Card, but it was declined? As you stood in line,... Read More


5 Ways to Drop Your Credit Scores Like A Rock
Posted On: March 2011
Editor: Gary NovelTaking a hammer to your credit is like setting a pile of money on fire. The idea is simple: a low Credit Score WILL cost you more money.Your FICO (Fair Isaac) Score is the ONLY... Read More


Use telemarketing to get the job done
Posted On: January 2011
Despite the Do-Not-Call rules, telemarketing is still one of the most effective ways for independent professionals to generate leads.Here are 3 reasons why you should use telemarketing in your... Read More


Local Public Records Company Launches Website for People
Posted On: May 2009
Editor: Tiffany Binate One of Chicagoland’s premiere data gathering firms is finally making its vast Illinois public record databases available to the public. Check Illinois... Read More


I'm a tenant renting a foreclosed home. Help!
Posted On: May 2009
Editor: Tiffany Binate May 2009 Question: I'm a tenant in a condo that was foreclosed. What, if any, are my rights? Answer: Tenants are often the last to know that the rental property they are... Read More


Legally Snoop on your Neighbor via the Web
Posted On: April 2009
April 21, 2009, Sun Times News Group For 17 years, Jeff Metcalf has been providing public record information to a variety of clients, such as concerned parents, elected officials, and this... Read More


New WatchIllinois site offers e-mail alerts to keep tabs on public records
Posted On: April 2009
New site offers e-mail alerts to keep tabs on public records By Anna Marie Kukec Published: 4/10/2009 This recession has forced a lot of worried consumers to keep a closer eye on nearly... Read More


Record Information Services Acquires Foreclosure Report of Chicago
Posted On: April 2009
Record Information Services Acquires Foreclosure Report of Chicago Editor: Tiffany Binate Record Information Services Inc. is excited to announce the acquisition of The Foreclosure Report... Read More


Background Check Service finds Chicago Tribune audience
Posted On: August 2008
Editor Tiffany Binate Record Information Services (RIS) has formed a partnership with the Chicago Tribune to allow their online visitors to tap into their public record databases,... Read More


The flip side
Posted On: June 2008
Agents and brokers are holding the foreclosure door wide open for buyers looking for a bargain. Mary Umberger June 22, 2008 Two years ago, Jason Pietrucha read the foreclosure writing on the... Read More


Housing Bulletin-Where the Foreclosures Are
Posted On: December 2007
Do you know someone who has recently lost or is about to lose his house in a foreclosure? If you don't, you may very soon-and that's true whether you're rich, poor, or somewhere in the... Read More


Poorer neighborhoods hit hardest, but wealthy, middle class also squeezed
Posted On: December 2007
The home mortgage meltdown isn’t just gutting the poorer parts of town. It’s beginning to hammer wealthy and middle class Chicago neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square,... Read More


Big homes, large loans raise rate of foreclosure
Posted On: July 2007
Weed complaints are up in Highland Park, and so are foreclosures. "A good amount" of the gripes, said assistant city manager Patrick Brennan, "is attributable to the increase in... Read More


ONLINE GUMSHOE
Posted On: May 2007
ONLINE GUMSHOE: Interested in sleuthing on your new neighbor, co-worker or friend, such as finding out whether they've ever filed for bankruptcy? Want to check on a real estate deal? A new... Read More


Elburn board member won’t run for re-election
Posted On: January 2007
Elburn’s village board will change at least one of its members this year. Village Trustee Jeff Metcalf, who has served on the board for the last eight years, has decided not to seek another... Read More


Foreclosures on the rise in Chicago
Posted On: July 2006
Rising mortgage interest rates and high consumer debt loads are sparking a rise in Chicago-area home foreclosures, a marketing data collection firm said Thursday. The increase in foreclosures is... Read More


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