Category Archives: Title Insurance New York

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)! • […]

New York Residential Real Estate Professionals: Differentiation Through Technology (On Your Phone and Online)!

Real estate technology

Real estate technology that provides high level information to New York homebuyers and real estate professionals sooner, rather than later, in a transaction! Professionals include attorneys handling a real estate transaction, real estate agents and mortgage originators. Hallmark Abstract Service management is constantly focused on developing tools for real estate professionals (also great for homebuyers), that we […]

For New York Homebuyers, Demystifying A Large Part Of The The Closing Table Experience!

Register For The Free Hallmark Abstract Service App at the Link Below and Calculate Closing Costs, and Much More, Before You Even Put a Bid On Your New York Dream Home!  New York Title Insurance Bill On Demand, Online or On Your Phone (click here to Register) The Residential Real Estate Closing Table! The day has arrived and, […]

The Hallmark Abstract Service Title Bill App Is Free, Live, And The Reviews Have Been Phenomenal!

For New York Homebuyers and Real Estate Professionals (Attorney, RE Agent, Mortgage Broker), Knowledge is Power and Information is King! Hallmark Abstract Service Can Now Provide You With That Knowledge With The HAS Title Bill App (example below)! The HAS App is Designed to give attorneys, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and homebuyers in New York […]

New York Homebuyer, Attorney or Real Estate Agent? Calculate Title Insurance Costs, On Demand, With The Hallmark Abstract Service App!

Calculate  New York Title Insurance Costs at the Very Beginning of a Transaction, Using The ‘GET A QUOTE’ App in the Lower Right-hand Corner of the Hallmark Abstract Service Website!  You can also install our app on your phone to access a title insurance quote anywhere, and in realtime (contact info@hallmarkabstractllc.com for details). In A New York State […]

First American Title Facing Civil Charges Filed By New York Regulators for a Massive Data Security Breach!

Absolute Cybersecurity Protection is an Imperative for Title Insurance Companies in New York!  In 2017 the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) implemented 23 NYCRR 500 designed to make sure that firms in certain industries have cybersecurity protocols in place to securely protect the NPI, or non-public information, of their clients. To summarize the parameters, […]

Can U.S. Interest Rates Ever Be Allowed To Rise, I Ask Again Three Years Later?

Spoiler Alert: The simple answer is that of course they can in the event of runaway inflation and/or an overheated economy, but in light of $26 trillion in federal debt that will soon rise by at least $1 trillion through additional stimulus (not to mention budget deficits for the foreseeable future), the question is whether […]

Role-Playing in New York Real Estate!

The Role of Hallmark Abstract Service is Straightforward! Straightforward in terms of the end result leading to a title insurance policy, but in the age of coronavirus the process has most definitely required a greater degree of creativity due to business and governmental closures along with the need for social distancing! As a title insurance […]

New York Title Insurance Costs – They CAN Be Mitigated!

Mitigation – Post-pandemic, and long after the term quarantine is nothing but a bad memory, mitigation will go back to its original meaning of ‘reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something’! And at that point the mitigation of virus spread will hopefully be nothing but a bad and sad memory! So if that’s the case, […]