Category Archives: Title Insurance New York

Title Insurance, Don

In New York Real Estate, It’s Black Friday 24/7-365! If you could save $500-$1,000 or more on the title insurance for your transaction, why wouldn’t you? And, you’ll be saving money on the non-title insurance premium fees using Hallmark Abstract Service, a title insurance provider that… – Has never had a valid title claim, – […]

Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Michael Haltman Interviewed on The Debbie Nigro Show!

Debbie Nigro, Host Of The Debbie Nigro Show, Interviews Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Michael Haltman! Knowledge Is Power! When Debbie Nigro, a 3-time winner of Best Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show of the Year, called and asked if Michael would be interested in being interviewed about the new and free technology his title insurance firm was offering to clients […]

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 […]

Nassau County Real Estate Tax Mystery: Case of the Disappearing Class One Reassessment!

Nassau County Class One Reassessment I received a call from a client yesterday asking if I was aware of, or knew the implication of, a new entry appearing in the General and School Taxes section of LandRecord Lookup for Nassau County. I was not I said, and initially pulled-up the random property pictured to see […]

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. […]

With the Supreme Court in the headlines, the right to choose takes center stage!

  The Supreme Court and the nomination, now confirmation, of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice of the United States highest court, has been in focus for many weeks! In New York State the right to choose is a topic that’s in the forefront of everyone’s mind, and at Hallmark Abstract Service […]

Are New York Real Estate Attorneys All The Same?

  Of course they’re not, in much the same way that mortgage brokers, real estate agents or pizza parlors, etc. are not all the same! And, yes, this includes title insurance providers too. Great real estate attorneys might only handle this one aspect of the law, while some other phenomenal real estate attorneys may also […]

There’s a Best of Breed in Most Everything! Even New York Title Insurance!

For a great many years Hallmark Abstract Service has been nominated ‘by the people’ as Best Title Insurance Company, in the annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of Long Island. Thankfully, this year is no different as the voting has opened and Hallmark Abstract Service is once again on the ballot. Why are people happy […]

Data Breach! New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Drops The Hammer On First American Title Insurance Co.!

An excellent article appeared this week in the Eye on Privacy blog at the law firm Sheppard, Mullin, concerning an event in the title insurance industry that highlights a gross violation of the New York cybersecurity rules that became effective in March 2017!  The event occurred in 2018 when a data breach was announced by First American Title Insurance […]

Mayday! Coronavirus-induced Wrench Thrown Into New York Real Estate Transactions!

Keeping our eye on the prize

The article begins below. Are you a homebuyer or home seller? The free online App at the link below will provide you with… • Title Insurance Bill with much of a clients title-related closing costs for any purchase price, any mortgage amount and in any New York State city or town (sample output below)! • […]