What information can be found on Real Estate Transaction public records?

WatchIllinois will search through millions of Northern Illinois Real Estate Transactions to find matching records for your Watches. If you are trying to find information on a person, a business, a phone number, or a property pin number that you know, WatchIllinois may be able to locate that information on Real Estate Transaction public records.

Different types of Real Estate Transactions include: residential, commercial, vacant land, industrial, and quit claim deeds. Typical information that can be found on Real Estate public records includes: name, address, property type, purchase price, buyer marital status, gender, ethnicity, and more. Real estate transactions are an excellent tool in helping locate old colleagues, family, and friends. Watch Illinois will scan previously recorded Homeowner public records, as well as new public records as they are added weekly, to give you the best chance of finding the information you seek.

How far back do Watch Illinois Real Estate public records go?

The list below represents which Illinois counties Watch Illinois will check to find Real Estate public records, and also how far back the data goes.

  • Adams Real Estate - Since 12/14/2018
  • Bond Real Estate - Since 12/21/2018
  • Boone Real Estate - Since 1/6/2005
  • Bureau Real Estate - Since 9/1/2017
  • Champaign Real Estate - Since 8/17/2004
  • Clay Real Estate - Since 2/5/2016
  • Clinton Real Estate - Since 10/27/2017
  • Coles Real Estate - Since 6/3/2016
  • Cook Real Estate - Since 1/30/2000
  • Dekalb Real Estate - Since 1/13/2004
  • Dewitt Real Estate - Since 11/6/2014
  • Dupage Real Estate - Since 1/5/2001
  • Edwards Real Estate - Since 6/21/2019
  • Ford Real Estate - Since 11/12/2014
  • Grundy Real Estate - Since 9/1/2017
  • Hamilton Real Estate - Since 9/1/2017
  • Johnson Real Estate - Since 11/7/2014
  • Kane Real Estate - Since 6/20/1998
  • Kankakee Real Estate - Since 1/11/2005
  • Kendall Real Estate - Since 7/15/1998
  • Knox Real Estate - Since 3/1/2010
  • Lake Real Estate - Since 6/21/1998
  • LaSalle Real Estate - Since 4/28/2015
  • Livingston Real Estate - Since 3/9/2018
  • Logan Real Estate - Since 1/27/2015
  • Macon Real Estate - Since 11/3/2017
  • Macoupin Real Estate - Since 11/12/2014
  • Madison Real Estate - Since 8/17/2004
  • Marion Real Estate - Since 4/28/2015
  • Massac Real Estate - Since 11/7/2014
  • McHenry Real Estate - Since 6/20/1998
  • McLean Real Estate - Since 3/7/2012
  • Monroe Real Estate - Since 3/1/2010
  • Montgomery Real Estate - Since 4/28/2015
  • Moultrie Real Estate - Since 12/18/2015
  • Ogle Real Estate - Since 5/29/2015
  • Peoria Real Estate - Since 8/17/2004
  • Pike Real Estate - Since 4/16/2021
  • Randolph Real Estate - Since 6/3/2016
  • RockIsland Real Estate - Since 7/20/2004
  • Sangamon Real Estate - Since 5/18/2012
  • StClair Real Estate - Since 8/17/2004
  • Tazewell Real Estate - Since 8/17/2004
  • Vermilion Real Estate - Since 3/1/2010
  • Warren Real Estate - Since 9/1/2017
  • Washington Real Estate - Since 3/9/2018
  • Wayne Real Estate - Since 10/29/2021
  • Whiteside Real Estate - Since 2/20/2012
  • Will Real Estate - Since 9/21/1998
  • Winnebago Real Estate - Since 12/20/2003

Understanding a Real Estate Transactions Record:

  • Input Date: This is the date the record was typed into Record Information Services' database. Not to be confused with the date of transaction, or date of record.
  • Date of Record: The date the record was filed at the county recorder's office
  • Document Number: The number referencing filing document. Not to be confused with the loan account number.
  • Parcel Number: The postal code assigned to the property for mailing.
  • First Name and Last Name: The name of the individual who purchased the property.
  • Seller First Name and Last Name: The name of the person who sold the property.
  • Deed Date: This is the date the document was created.
  • Tax Bill Address: The address to which the tax bill is mailed.
  • Telephone: Usually available on around 40% of records. Scrubbed against the "Do-Not-Call List" bi-monthly.
  • Race: This is subjective in nature - does not appear on the actual record.
  • Buyer ID Code:
    • SP = Single Person Single Male
    • SW = Single Woman
    • MW = Married Male
    • MP = Married Person
    • MW = Married Woman
    • HW = Husband/Wife
    • O = Other
    • CO = Company or Corporation
    • LV = Living Trust
    • TR = Trustee
    • WD = Widow or Widower
    • ID = Individual
    • AK = Also Known As
    • RT = Revocable Trust
  • LTV: Loan-to-Value is the amount the homeowner owes Vs. what the property is worth. For example, if the property's value is $100,000 and the homeowner put down $20,000, then the LTV is 80%.
  • Down Payment: This will only appear here if it was on the record.
  • Percent Down: this will only appear here if it was on the record.
  • X & Y: Identifies the latitude and longitude coordinates of the property.
  • Most Current Record: Indicates a Y here if it is the most recently filed real estate transaction on file.
  • Census Tract: The census is conducted by the US Census Bureau every 10 years. It identifies certain geographic areas by census tract and census block. The census track reflects median numbers when it comes to age and income. It is a generalization about a specific area, not by any means an exact science or number.
  • Census Age and Income: When selecting an income range, those numbers will reflect a median household income, not an average of the census tract area. The median age is identified by using the census block as a benchmark which does reflect a more accurate picture of a geographic area.

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