Tag Archives: New York homebuyers

At The Real Estate Closing Table The Checks Being Written Can Be Very Large…

But It Is Likely NOT What You Think! When a real estate transaction is reaching its conclusion, the homebuyer is going to be asked to write checks made out to the title insurance company providing the policy for their new property. At times, because the numbers may be quite large, there may actually be a […]

How much does title insurance cost in New York City?

Hallmark Abstract Service CFO Linda Haltman spoke with Brick Underground Founder and CEO Teri Karush Rogers about the title insurance for a New York City real estate property purchase, and things that buyers should consider when selecting the title insurance company to work with. While the property buyers real estate attorney will recommend a title […]

Introducing The Hallmark Abstract Service Title Insurance Video Education Series!

For most of the 12+ years that Hallmark Abstract Service has been providing title insurance for New York State residential and commercial real estate transactions, we have been writing articles and using other means such as social media, to educate the consumer about what is often the unknown ‘commodity’ of title insurance! We have placed ‘commodity’ […]

What Is Title Insurance, and How Much Does Title Insurance Cost? (Guest Author)

The article below, written by Audrey Ference at Realtor.com, provides an exhaustive and easily understood look at what title insurance is, why you need it, some of the basic types of policies a homebuyer might buy and more! Of course, some aspects of title insurance will vary from state to state including the cost of a policy. […]

Attorneys (and everyone else) Leveraging LinkedIn!

Lawyer marketing techniques

For attorney’s and law firms in New York State, advertising is perfectly fine as outlined in the New York Rules of Professional Conduct! However, certain additions and disclosures are required to be made! New York Rules of Professional Conduct at Rule 7.1 through Rule 7.5 ‘explain what information is prohibited, what information is permissible, and […]

A Hallmark Abstract Service Thanksgiving Turkey Story: Epilogue!

On Thanksgiving Hallmark Abstract Service provided a twist on an old riddle, ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ A Hallmark Abstract Service Thanksgiving Turkey Story: Epilogue! So Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? One reason, obviously, was trying to get away from the chef with the knife and fork, actually a bit of […]

New York Real Estate Attorneys: Differentiate Your Practice Even More With Hallmark Abstract’s Incredible Technology (that’s also free)!

As an attorney who works with residential real estate clients in New York State, how can you add even more value to their experience with your firm? In other words what differentiating ‘value adds’ do you offer that help to set you apart from your peers and drive testimonials and referrals at the same time? Sometimes this can […]

OneTitle Liquidation…NEVER Be Penny Wise And Pound Foolish With Title Insurance!

Pennywise and pound foolish

OneTitle National Guaranty Placed in Liquidation! When Hallmark Abstract Service speaks to homebuyers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and real estate attorneys, one of the key points that we stress is that the underwriter being used for the title insurance policy is critical, and needs to be one of the strongest and best capitalized available. […]

3 Often Overlooked Expenses in Home Ownership

3 Often Overlooked Expenses in Home Ownership Perhaps your family has outgrown the small apartment you’re currently renting, or maybe you want to expand your already thriving collection of vacation properties. Whatever your reason might be for purchasing a new home, it’s important to ready your bank accounts for this major undertaking. Recent months have […]

Buying A $10MM Home In New York? Don’t Read This!

Just kidding, because ALL homebuyers in New York should be aware of some very important factors when it comes to the title insurance that they will purchasing for their new home! Number 1 is that title insurance is not a commodity product and, in fact, significant differences do exist between providers. Number 2 is that you have […]