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Survey Evidence Concerning The Current Strength Of The U.S. Commercial And Residential Real Estate Markets!

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Summary: What are the players at the heart of real estate saying about the overall strength of the market? Read the survey results in this article to find out! Each month Zelman and Assoc. conducts a Title Agent Survey that asks a variety of questions concerning month over month deal flow! This deal flow covers new commercial and residential […]

Feds To Track High-End, All-Cash Real Estate Transactions In Manhattan And Miami!

The US Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to begin tracking high-end real estate sales! FinCEN Takes Aim at Real Estate Secrecy in Manhattan and Miami “Geographic Targeting Orders” Require Identification for High–End Cash Buyers WASHINGTON – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that will temporarily require certain U.S. […]

Hallmark Abstract Service Develops New Business Relationships The Old Fashioned Way…We Earn Them!

There are a variety of ways to earn the trust and ultimately the business of your prospects! At Hallmark Abstract Service we know only one…To Earn It! For those of you who are too young to remember a 1979 commercial from the brokerage firm, Smith Barney, the short video below is a reminder of the famous tagline that […]

In The World Of Title Insurance, What Differentiates One Firm From Another Firm? (Video)

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For anyone earning their living selling or manufacturing a quasi-commodity product, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Please notice, however, that the prefix quasi was strategically placed in front of the word commodity. The reality is that while end products may be somewhat similar from any number of providers, all of those end products are not necessarily created […]

10+ Difficult Issues That Delay Real Estate Closings (and the attorney’s ethical duty to overcome them)!

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Today Hallmark Abstract Service, in conjunction with the Gargano Law Group and Sterling National Bank, held a CLE program on Long Island, New York covering the topic ‘10+ Difficult Issues That Delay Real Estate Closings (and the attorney’s ethical duty to overcome them)!‘ The two credit program included ethics and was taught by Frank Carroll, Regional Counsel of […]

TITLE INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND THE ‘OTHER’ FEES

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For anyone who has been involved in a real estate transaction as the buyer, buyers attorney or mortgage provider you know that title insurance is a key component in the process! As such the title insurance provider that you choose is critically important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is clearing […]

Nassau County Computer Woes: Hallmark Abstract Service Clients Come First!

Why does it seem that when government undertakes a project, actual implementation is very often an issue? There is an old saying that many in business and in life adhere to that says ‘go along to get along’! In other words regardless of the situation or problem one will ‘conform in order to have acceptance and security.’ […]

Why Is A New Lender’s Title Insurance Policy Required For A Mortgage Refinance?

Is a new lender’s title insurance policy for a mortgage refinance just a way for the industry to make more money? For some who are currently refinancing or who have refinanced a mortgage in the past, this is the exact question that many will ask! After all lender’s title insurance was purchased when they originally bought their property […]

Nassau County Technology Blues – The Public Versus The Private Sector!

Nassau County, New York’s computer system upgrade and transition snags pose significant issues for real estate professionals! Public Versus Private Sector Before discussing the Nassau County-specific technology integration issue, imagine for a second that your private sector business began an upgrade and/or transition within its technology infrastructure and, for one reason or another, the project went horribly wrong […]

Title Insurance: Why You Should Purchase An Owner’s Policy

Imagine that you’re buying a home and the question of whether or not to purchase an owner’s title insurance policy is raised! If you’re getting a mortgage to finance a portion of your transaction then your lender will require a title insurance policy to protect their investment. And while you as the buyer have the option of […]