Real Estate Transaction Time is of the Essence Clause – The Bankruptcy Extension Conundrum

“Time Is On My Side” – When a “Time of the Essence” Closing Date Keeps Rolling Like a Stone for 60 Days Over the weekend Hallmark Abstract Service was the sponsor of a 16-credit CLE class that was headed-up by real estate attorney Vince Gallo of Staten Island. Much time was spent during which he […]

The Attorney’s Role in New York Real Estate Transactions – Michele Cea, Esq.

In light of the CLE that Hallmark Abstract Service sponsored this weekend titled ‘Uncovering the Landmines Buried Deep in the New York Residential Real Estate Contract‘ that was hosted by attorney Vincent J. Gallo, we offer the article below authored by attorney Michele Cea of the firm Cea Legal, P.C. titled ‘The Attorney’s Role in […]

Apartment Rental Agents in New York City: What Happens When a Potential Death Blow Hits?

Update September 10, 2020: A New York judge temporarily blocked a new state rule barring brokers from charging tenants. For now, tenants will once again be paying fees to brokers! The new state of the apartment rental real estate industry in New York City (as of Tuesday), reminds one of the Abbott and Costello routine ‘Who’s […]

Putting Your Small Business on the Map…Literally

I was recently in a meeting where Barry Rosenblum, the owner of the Intelligent Office located in RXR Plaza, Uniondale, Long Island, was the guest speaker. He spoke about the trials and tribulations facing small businesses in today’s real estate and employment market environments. The predicament of competing with larger companies that may possess both […]

Title Insurance: 5 Things Every New York State Homebuyer Or Refinancer Of A Mortgage, Should Know!

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Typically a homebuyer will let their attorney take the lead when it comes to the title insurance portion of a purchase transaction! (Updated, January 2020) Similarly those refinancing a mortgage will do the same with their lending institution. And given that the relationship between the attorney or banker and their client is based on trust, […]

Guest Article: This Is What Seniors Should Seek in a New Home by Kent Elliot

Buying a home is never an easy decision. And issues that come along with age, such as mobility decline and dementia, can make it that much more challenging. If you are a senior in the market for a new home, pause for just a moment to consider what you truly need. A home for your […]

Mortgage Expert Insights on Business Planning Strategies, Guest Author Ben Smidt

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Mortgage loan originators, much like those of us in many professions including title insurance, will start the new year with a predominantly clean slate in terms of new orders in the pipeline. Of course it is hopefully not 100% empty, as orders will come in through December that will hopefully be closing in 2020. But […]

#GivingTuesday Opportunity To Literally Save A Military Veterans Life!

Heroes To Heroes Foundation: Spirituality and faith at the Western Wall

(Note: Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Michael Haltman serves as Board Chair of the Heroes To Heroes Foundation) If You Will Be Making A Donation For #Giving Tuesday This Year, Please Consider Saving The Life of a Military Veteran! Heroes To Heroes Foundation successfully saves combat veterans, suffering with Moral Injury, who are at serious risk for suicide […]

Breaking News About Combat Veterans And Death By Suicide!

Spirituality and faith at the Western Wall

As readers of the Hallmark Abstract Service blog know, the firms CEO Mike Haltman serves as Board Chair for the nondenominational combat veterans 501(c)(3) Heroes To Heroes Foundation! The firm has thrown its support behind this charity based on the tragic statistic that 20 Veterans, Each And Every Day, Die By Suicide! But in addition, our dedication […]