Category Archives: title insurance

Do You Have A Comment Concerning The CFPB’s Proposed TRID Amendments?

If so, the time remaining to offer your opinion is running short! On July 26th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or CFPB released proposed amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures aka TRID! For anyone who may want to comment the deadline to do so is October 18, 2016. An article from ALTA explains the amendments and provides […]

Are So-Called ‘Commodity Products’ Really All Created Equal?

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For those of us whose business involves providing products or services that some may consider to be the same regardless of who it’s purchased from, is this actually the case? For example are all transactional real estate attorney’s the same because, after all, at the end of the day a deal will typically close? How about […]

All-Cash Residential Real Estate Transactions – New Government Oversight Rules (Update)

Summary – ‘On July 17th, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U. S. Department of Treasury, issued Geographic Targeting Orders to all title companies. The orders impose temporary new data collection and reporting requirements for all cash purchases of residential real estate by corporate entities in certain counties.‘ We continue […]

How Can We Better Serve You?

For Hallmark Abstract Service there is nothing more important than the complete satisfaction of our clients and the total protection that our title insurance services provides to them. In a commercial or residential real estate transaction that may represent one of largest, if not the largest, investment that an individual, family or business entity will […]

New York Law Journal Reader Rankings And Hallmark Abstract Service

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We are extremely happy to announce that Hallmark Abstract Service is once again nominated in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings for the category, Best Title Agency! If you are a lawyer (regardless of specialty or location), part of legal support staff or some other type of legal industry personnel, you are eligible to vote. Naturally, Hallmark Abstract Service […]

New York Title Insurance: Always Compare Apples To Apples!

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For someone in New York buying a home, commercial property or who may be refinancing a mortgage, all title insurance is NOT created equal! As a quick primer title insurance is backward looking, purchased for the purpose of protecting owners of real property and the lender that may have provided financing. Title insurance ensures the fact that when a buyer/mortgage refinancer closes, […]

Should A Title Insurance Provider Bother With Branding?

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In title insurance, a business where client acquisition is typically based on relationships and referrals and not on impulse buying or online shopping, is any expense incurred trying to ‘brand’ a firm actually worth it? At Hallmark Abstract Service we think that it is! This is because it’s our desire to try and differentiate and highlight the […]

To What Lengths Will Hallmark Abstract Service Go For Clients? (Video)

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This photo is a portrayal of just how far that is! In other words if there is ever an instance where an attorney, property owner, property buyer, mortgage bank or anyone else find themselves in the midst of a title insurance related emergency, Hallmark Abstract Service will scale or descend from any height necessary to help! The truth is, however, […]

Hallmark Abstract Service Develops New Business Relationships The Old Fashioned Way…We Earn Them!

There are a variety of ways to earn the trust and ultimately the business of your prospects! At Hallmark Abstract Service we know only one…To Earn It! For those of you who are too young to remember a 1979 commercial from the brokerage firm, Smith Barney, the short video below is a reminder of the famous tagline that […]

In The World Of Title Insurance, What Differentiates One Firm From Another Firm? (Video)

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For anyone earning their living selling or manufacturing a quasi-commodity product, you know exactly what I’m talking about! Please notice, however, that the prefix quasi was strategically placed in front of the word commodity. The reality is that while end products may be somewhat similar from any number of providers, all of those end products are not necessarily created […]