Category Archives: real estate market

Real Estate 2015: Sunny, partly cloudy or are storm clouds are on the horizon? (Infographic)

Summary: A forecast is only as good as the forecaster making it but, if the 2015 forecast for the real estate market was in the form of a weather report, according to the Infographic in this article it would look like this… Forecasts and predictions for any market are only as good as the forecaster or […]

Sales Prices: NBA Playoff Tickets and Real Estate Are Just Markets Like Any Other! (Charts)

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service For current NBA Playoff teams, game tickets were all priced above regular season levels and in some cases like the Toronto Raptors over 250% higher! But, as in any marketplace, people and teams can ask whatever they want for a product that they are offering but when it comes down to actually consummating […]

The 2013 Top 10 hottest U.S. housing markets!

2013 Top 10 US housing markets

From worst to first! If one thing stands out from this list of the Top 10 hottest U.S. housing markets in 2013, it’s that many of this years best performers were some of the hardest hit during the financial and real estate market crisis that began in 2008! 1. Phoenix Change in home value: 24.0% […]

Last nights 60 Minutes expose’ on the foreclosure crisis! (Video)

In case you missed the 60 Minutes story on the foreclosure crisis, here it is! Introduction to the foreclosure crisis From an article here last week, Hallmark Abstract Sentinel readers knew the following: @font-face { font-family: “Cambria”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; […]

Is the Case-Shiller Index visual evidence of a double-dip in home prices (Chart)

The Case-Shiller Index @font-face { font-family: “Cambria”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } The S&P/Case–Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index is a composite of single-family home price indices for the nine U.S. Census divisions. It is updated monthly. The national index is […]

Live Broadcast: Title insurance, Foreclosures, MERS, Standing and you (live radio broadcast)

The United States Foreclosure Crisis Michael Haltman of Hallmark Abstract Service appearing live on 1220 KDOW in San Francisco The show: The Real Wealth Show with Kathy Fettke The topic: Who’s really got title now? Where: The interview can be listened to below (the interview begins at 4 minutes, 10 seconds into the broadcast). Taped […]