Category Archives: title insurance

Hallmark Abstract Service: Our Laser Focus Is On YOU And YOUR Real Estate Transactions Success!

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In Every Transaction Hallmark Abstract Serves Two Major Constituencies, While Focusing On One Overriding Mission! The overriding mission and laser-focus of Hallmark Abstract Service when entrusted with the title insurance portion of a residential or commercial real estate transaction, is very simple… Ensuring that the buyer will never have an issue with a third party […]

Real Estate, Title Insurance And A Reduced Stress Journey!

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A commercial or residential real estate attorney in New York focused on transactional work, understands the pressure of bringing a deal from contract signing to the exchanging of keys at the closing table! This process of getting from Point A to the finish line can be fraught with obstacles and stumbling blocks, any one of which having the […]

Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman Interviewed On Tower Talk Business Radio!

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In September Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by NEFCU banker Ray Schwetz on his show, Tower Talk Business Radio! In a studio located on the Nassau Community College campus, the interview on 90.3 WHPC was free-flowing and covered subjects that included the New York title insurance industry, regulation, […]

The U.S. Title Insurance Industry: The Only Thing Uniform Is A Lack Of Uniformity!

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Related Articles: Buying Real Estate In New York State? Does The Title Insurance Underwriter Being Used Actually Matter? New York State Real Estate Attorneys And Mortgage Originators…Do You Have A VIABLE Title Insurance Plan B? New York Title Insurance: Always Compare Apples To Apples! Followers of the real estate industry around the United States, the title […]

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 Blockchain Technology Ultimately Eradicate The Need For Title Insurance In New York State? (Video)

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At some point in the future will blockchain eradicate the need for title insurance in New York State, as this revolutionary technology will theoretically maintain a 100% accurate chain of title for any property? While I suppose that anything is possible, an explanation first of what a blockchain is would likely be helpful… Blockchain: “an […]

Blockchain Technology And The Title Insurance Industry

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For those involved with the title insurance industry, the concept and potential impact of blockchain technology is likely a somewhat foreign one! Foreign, although it has the potential to disrupt our industry in the same way that other technological advances creating companies like Uber and Lyft have disrupted others!  An article at the website PropLogix goes into some […]

Consolidation In The Title Insurance Industry And Affiliated Business Arrangements: Good Or Bad For The Real Estate Or Mortgage Consumer?

When should the purchaser of commercial and residential real estate or the refinancer of a mortgage in New York State get a second opinion on the title bill provided by the title insurance company being utilized? Or ask other questions about the title insurance policy to be provided at closing? Answer: Each and every time! […]

New York State DFS Regulations 206 And 208: Do They Help Or Hurt The Consumer?

  The comment period for proposed New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Regulations 206 and 208 is currently open until June 19, 2017! Regulations 206 and 208, though proposed with the intended good intentions of protecting the consumer, would in the opinion of Hallmark Abstract Service actually have a negative impact if implemented… We would […]

Title Insurance: What Do You Know About The Underwriter Protecting Your Investment? (New York)

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When a buyer purchases residential or commercial real estate in New York, or is refinancing an existing mortgage, they will be acquiring title insurance along with it*! While title insurance will be protecting the owner against financial loss for what is likely their most valuable asset by ensuring that they have good and clear title to the property, […]