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Local Area
School Information:

When you move it's the perfect
time to forget to notify companies
or friends of your new address.  

When companies lose contact,
they hold the article(s) for a
period of time then give it to the
state as unclaimed property to
be held or the cash value held
until the rightful owner comes
forth to claim it.

Check to see if you've got
something you forgot about or
someone you haven't seen in a
while may have left for you

National Unclaimed Property
Search Site
Other Real Estate Resources

Below is a a set of links to Real Estate-oriented web sites.  Just click on the web site's name to go to that site.

Real Estate Blogs and Podcasts

10 Real Estate Marketing Ideas In 10 Minutes  A well-thought-out, weekly podcast about Real Estate marketing.

BloodhoundBlog  Rigorous Real Estate analysis by a group of real estate agents and brokers.

Curbed  The most-trafficked neighborhood and real estate blog on the web. Very New York City oriented, but informative about national issues.

Future of Real Estate Marketing  An ongoing, well-written blog focusing entirely on Real Estate marketing.

Growabrain  The "Original Real Estate Blog." Over three years old and packed with resources.

Inman Blog  The inside track n the Real Estate industry.

Matrix  Interpreting the Real Estate economy.

The Real Deal  A newer, well-produced podcast about the Real Estate market.

Real Estate Masterminds  Twice-monthly podcast featuring conversations with top producing agents regarding "secrets of success."

Real Estate Voices  Vote and suggest the most interesting articles of the day.

Transparent Real Estate  Focuses on business strategy, new business models, technology and innovative Real Estate marketing for the Real
Estate community.

Real Estate News and Information

Agent News  Real Estate news relevant to agents and brokers from Realty Times.

Commercial Investment Real Estate  Commercial Real Estate trends published by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.

National Real Estate Investor Magazine  Online magazine for commercial real estate professionals.

Real Estate Journal   Articles on Real Estate related topics from the Wall Street Journal.

Realtor Magazine Online  Online magazine for Realtors.

Realty Times  Real Estate news updated daily.

The Real Estate Professional  Online magazine for Real Estate professionals.

Mortgage Information

Inside Mortgage Finance Publications  Mortgage news and statistics.

Mortgage Daily  Daily news updates for mortgage professionals.

Mortgage Market Information Services, Inc.  Introduction to mortgages, rates and lenders by state, daily news and links.

National Mortgage News  Information on the mortgage markets.

Utility Hook-ups/ Disconnections

City of Chicago
Support a Habitat for Humanity Build and
Help Make a Difference

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Habitat for
Humanity International are seeking sponsors and volunteers
for a Habitat build event that will be held Saturday, May 2,
just prior to the start of MBA's Legal Issues and Regulatory
Compliance Conference.

In partnership with the Windy City Habitat affiliate, MBA's
Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference
sponsors and volunteers will participate in a half-day build
on a two-story single-family house with 1,450 feet of living
space, including three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and an
unfinished basement. Volunteers will work at the site on May
2 for a half day (exact schedule to be announced) installing
vinyl flooring, sanding walls, priming and painting.

Space is limited at the site and volunteers will be accepted
on a first-come, first-served basis, with project sponsors
being given first preference. Additional information and
details will be provided to all sponsors/volunteers in mid-April.

To volunteer or sponsor, contact Ken Markison at
(202) 557-2930 or Teresa Betz at (202) 557-2714 for
Local Area Schools Information Site

Looking for Events or Information about your local school?  
Area schools serviced by this link are:

Algonquin Middle School
Central Elementary
Chippewa Middle School
Cumberland Elementary
Forest Elementary
Iroquois Community School
North Elementary
Orchard Place Elementary
Plainfield Elementary
South Elementary
Terrace Elementary
SPARK Program