HOUSTON (Nov. 22, 2005) - A veteran provider of real estate data to a Chicagoland multiple listing service, Information Services of Illinois (ISI) LLC is now providing online access in the Chicago area to assessments, taxes, deeds/mortgages, tax maps, aerial images, mortgage/deed and other current data. This information is available for professionals in the lending, commercial real estate and title, appraisal, insurance and other real estate-related fields via ISI on PropertyInfo.com.
"Whether you're looking for refi leads, verifying ownership or putting together a marketing package for a large commercial transaction, we have the data that makes your business run," said Don Wanke, ISI general manager. "For 12 years, we've been providing data to the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois (MLSNI) as well as other industries and individuals outside the MLS who need property ownership and valuation information.
"Now, with ISI on PropertyInfo.com, we have upgraded and enhanced our offerings to an even wider market," added Wanke.
Through the Web portal, users can access profile information, mortgage, deeds and aerials, as well as an eight-county residential telephone cross-reference directory whose numbers have been scrubbed against the national Do Not Call list. Those phone numbers are also added to the tax database, and marketing reports can be created with phone numbers for better customer targeting.
In addition, geo-referenced tax maps are linked to Cook, Lake and DuPage County assessment data. These maps can be searched by property information number, owner or property address.
"Many of these new data sources - such as the geo-referenced PIN-searchable tax maps - are unique; they are not available from any other source in the area," said Wanke. "All of our sources have broader coverage, and they are more accurate, easier to use and less expensive than other sources. In addition, our data is enhanced with title plant information, making it more current than other sources."
A variety of data services and packages are available on a subscription basis via the Web site at www.InformationServicesofIllinois.com. For additional information, contact Don Wanke at (630) 889-4055 or ISIsales@stewart.com.
About ISI and MLSNI
ISI is a joint venture between REIData Inc. and the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois (MLSNI). MLSNI is the largest listing service for the northern Illinois real estate market.
REIData Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC). As a real estate information provider, REIData serves the title, realty and lending markets in three primary ways: data access, integrated data applications, and online product distribution through its Web portal, propertyinfo.com. REIData provides real estate transaction professionals with the electronic data and integrated applications needed to increase their business efficiency and improve the quality of information used throughout the real estate transaction process. More information about REIData is available at www.propertyinfo.com.
Stewart Information Services Corp. is a technology driven, strategically competitive, real estate information and transaction management company. Stewart provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries through more than 8,000 policy-issuing offices and agencies in the United States and international markets. Stewart also provides post-closing lender services, automated county clerk land records, property ownership mapping, geographic information systems, property information reports, flood certificates, document preparation, background checks and expertise in tax-deferred exchanges. More information can be found at www.stewart.com.