Guide to Online Real Estate Research published by William B Blanchard, Esq

Hardcopy is still used for many real estate transactions, but online research is often the first step when confronted with an unresolved real estate law issue, notes William Blanchard in his new publication
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ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Jan. 8, 2019 - PRLog -- As a real estate lawyer, one must be particularly diligent because for many Americans, real estate is their largest asset. Thus, when conducting online research, one must avoid pitfalls yet be efficient in conducting the research. In his most recent article, William Blanchard ( reviews online research, particularly in the context of real estate law, to lessen the burden of such research tasks. The complete article is available on his Blog at

Conducting research is always an extremely difficult and time-consuming process. Not only must one double check facts and figures from a number of different sources, but it's imperative for you to also ensure that your sources are credible and that you do not support misinformation or flimsy entities through your research.

Even though the invention and widespread use of the internet has made research far easier than it was in the past with all sorts of information available at the click of a button, most people forget the fact that this convenience also comes with a price to pay.

While the internet has contributed immensely to the availability and accessibility of information, it goes without saying that there's a lot that needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to conducting research on the internet. Not only does credibility remain a major issue when conducting research on the internet, but the intrinsic sensitive nature of legal research worsens the problem tenfold. Moreover, with novices claiming to be professionals and uploading researches and creating legal blogs full of misinformation, conducting legal research over the internet can be quite a hassle for a variety of reasons.

With that said, however, disregarding the importance and value of a source of information as vast and grand as the internet simply because of fraudsters and credibility issues is the wrong approach and should be avoided. Instead, it is imperative for researchers to exercise due diligence when conducting research over the internet to ensure that they can benefit from the platform without worrying about being duped.

Additionally, since most people are worried about legal research costing an arm and a leg, it's still possible for people to conduct research on legal matters using the internet – that too without paying a penny!

A good starting point for any "electronic" research is a well organized online library. For example, Georgetown University has an information website about Real Estate Law. At that website you find further references to Real Estate Law Resources. Working your way from there, you can get to the Law Library of Georgetown University Law Center or Georgetown University Library which has an online section for Real Estate Law. Similarly, Cornell University has the Legal Information Institute online which offers a broad range of resources for real estate law.

*** Mr. William B. Blanchard ("Bill Blanchard") is a real estate attorney with offices in Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales, as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals.
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