Did you know that your state may be holding property of yours — money, an uncashed check, jewelry or safe-deposit box items — that you need to claim? This happened to me: I stumbled upon a link on my state government’s website to check for unclaimed property. It was free to do so. I found my state was holding several dollars worth of items I could claim.
The total value of the unclaimed property is quite high. New York is holding on to $16.5 billion in lost or forgotten property, while California’s holdings are valued at approximately $10.2 billion. Florida returned claimed property worth $328 million last year. In 2019, the average claim paid was $1,780 according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.
It takes less than two minutes
Is your state holding onto unclaimed money or property that belongs to you? It could be a refund or cash settlement, a forgotten bank account, an abandoned safe deposit box, an uncashed cashier’s check and money order, wages, an insurance benefit, stocks, bonds or a dividend. To get your money or property from the state, all you have to do is claim it.
While digging into an issue around identity theft, I came across a link to check for unclaimed property with my state. I followed it, and a few minutes later — much to my surprise — I discovered I had $200 in property to claim. I’m not alone. The amount of unclaimed property across the US is significant. In 2019, the average claim paid was $1,780, according to the National Association of
A PLACE in the Sun buyer broke down in tears just minutes into a property search – leaving her husband ‘lost for words’.
Her emotional reaction came as the show’s host Scarlette Douglas worked her magic to find the couple their dream holiday home in Cyprus.
Londoners Taz and Tracy joined Scarlette in their search for a one-bedroom property with a budget of £60,000.
Their requirements included amazing views, a pool and a balcony, as well as being close to the beach and local amenities.
Taz, whose family are from Cyprus, had explained he wanted to move there permanently with his wife Tracy.
And as Scarlette introduced them to the very first property in Protaras, it was clear they were impressed.