Category Archives: real estate

New York City Real Estate And The ‘Sliver Law’ – Rosenberg & Estis Of Counsel Attorney Frank Chaney Guest Contributor

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This article, contributed to the Hallmark Abstract Service blog by Rosenberg & Estis, concerns one specific aspect of New York City zoning law and real estate development. Rosenberg & Estis is a law firm with a strong presence in all facets that surround the New York real estate market. Article author and Rosenberg & Estis […]

What Is An Opportunity Zone? – Rosenberg & Estis Member Adam Sanders Guest Contributor

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This article concerning Opportunity Zones was contributed by Rosenberg & Estis, a law firm with a strong presence in all facets surrounding the New York real estate market. Article author and firm Member Adam Sanders represents New York-based property owners and developers with acquisitions and developments of real property in and around New York City. For any readers […]

What’s Going On In The Minds Of Homebuyers? (Survey)

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Is it a buyers market or sellers real estate market? Have mortgage rates topped out or will they be going higher in the future? The economy is moving full steam ahead or will it slow down in the near future? These questions and more swirl around the real estate market, entering the minds of potential […]

Financial Crisis 10-Year Anniversary: What Went Wrong And Can It Happen Again?

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Ah, memories! Some good, some bad and some terrifying! In this case, 10-years after the global financial markets came close to collapse, the word terrifying would seem to be a good fit! But what went wrong in 2008 and is it possible the same could happen again? To my mind, one word seems to describe the environment […]

Simply Down Or Crushed: A Tale Of Two Westchester County, New York Real Estate Markets!

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Earlier in the summer a post-Trump tax cut death knell was rung for the Westchester County residential real estate market, in articles that claimed home sales had plunged year over year approximately 18%! July 12, 2018 in Bloomberg: Westchester Home Sales Plunge After Trump’s Tax Overhaul ‘The nation’s new tax law is scaring would-be homebuyers from […]

Buying Real Estate In New York State? Does The Title Insurance Underwriter Being Used Actually Matter?

Summary: ‘In the New York State title insurance marketplace there are many underwriter options for a policy but, at the end of the day, it is the financial strength of an underwriter and the title insurance expertise of the company preparing the policy that should be the primary consideration for any consumer!’ Imagine for a second […]

Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency in Real Estate: Ready or Not, This Is the Future – By Matthew Lopez

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In late 2017 the discussion about blockchain, cryptocurrency and their impact on the real estate market was very much alive, fueled in no small way by the mania surrounding Bitcoin that had surged to over $19,000! The talk of technological disruption extended beyond simply the use of the blockchain and alternative payment systems for real estate […]

Can You Buy A Home, EVEN WITH Student Loan Debt?

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A recent article at the Hallmark Abstract Service blog asked the following question…’When Applying For A Mortgage, Is Riding On A Rocket Always Your Best Option?’ The premise of this article was whether a prospective homebuyer shopping for a mortgage is best served by an online provider that basically runs the borrowers information through a […]

When Applying For A Mortgage, Is Riding On A Rocket Always Your Best Option?

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You’ve likely seen the mortgage commercials where lingo is used that some in the spot are apparently not familiar with, only to be clued in by Keegan-Michael Key!  These are funny spots no doubt, but when it comes to something as financially important for a consumer as buying a property, while at the same time […]

Here’s How The Belmont Stakes Winner And Your New York Title Insurance Company Are Similar!

Or, at the very least, how they should be similar! The Belmont Stakes Winner vs. Your Title Insurance Company How would you compare the title insurance company you use for New York real estate transactions to the difference between a Kentucky Derby winner only and a Triple Crown horse like Secretariat? This was an equine […]