Downstate New York State County Clerk Real Estate Recording and Continuation Information (Chart)/As of April 1, 2020

Downstate New York County Clerk Recoding and Continuation Information At Hallmark Abstract Service we are committed to providing you with up-to-date information, resources and solutions to get through these difficult times vis a vis real estate transactions and the subsequent recording of documents. Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City (other than Staten Island) are available for the […]

Coronavirus Be Damned, In Real Estate The Show Must Go On!

Coronavirus Be Damned, In Real Estate The Show Must Go On! When it comes to residential and commercial real estate transactions in New York, coronavirus or not the deals need to close! When it comes to the title insurance portion of the deal and beyond, Hallmark Abstract Service is successfully helping its clients choreograph closings […]

Homeowners, Renters and Commercial Tenants Are Not Necessarily Created (Treated) Equal In The Coronavirus Crisis!

Visit and Follow us at Instagram, LinkedIn and/or Facebook For individuals with a mortgage on a house or for those who are renting their current home, some level of immediate temporary relief is being offered by the powers that be! And, the same type of relief is available to most consumers for credit card debt […]

CRITICAL INFORMATION: Small Businesses and The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What’s In It and How It Can Help!

Visit and Follow us at Instagram, LinkedIn and/or Facebook In these extremely difficult times facing small businesses from EVERY industry, the federal government has passed a bill providing assistance in many forms! The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a large piece of legislation, but the benefits it can provide makes it very much worth fully understanding. […]

Real Estate Considerations for Effect of COVID-19 on Purchase and Sale Agreements

In the new normal of coronavirus or COVID-19, uncertainties have suddenly arisen concerning personal conduct, personal freedom of movement and financial stability, leading to changes in the conduct and implied responsibilities of the various constituencies that are party to a real estate transaction. And while contractual customs and mechanics may vary from locale to locale, the […]

In New York Virtual Notarizations Lead To Virtual Closings in the Age of Coronavirus!

Critical Update March 24, 2020: While virtual closings including virtual notarizations are imminent in New York State, several critical issues still need to be resolved before the bottomline interests of all parties to a transaction are 100% confirmed! These issues include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: The acceptable and timely acquiring of […]

U.S. Economic Statistic Estimates and Coronavirus Impact: Week of March 23, 2020

This coming week we will likely begin to see some of the economic impact that the coronavirus is inflicting on the U.S. economy. The forecasts below were generated by Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and seven-time winner of […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Crisis in Real Estate, Guest Author

Coronavirus pandemic impact on real estate

The Potential Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Landlords, Agents, Lenders, Tenants, Owners, Borrowers and Prospective Buyers in Both the Residential and Commercial Real Estate Markets is Discussed Below! Appearing in the Connecticut Law Tribune, this article written by attorney Dwight Merriam, insightfully explores potential impacts that the coronavirus pandemic will have on various individuals and […]

Closing A New York State Real Estate Transaction in the Age of Coronavirus!

Today, and rightfully so, parties to a New York real estate transaction are loath to sit in close proximity to each other regardless of the degree of social distancing being used! In certain instances they may also be unavailable for a sit-down as they are quarantining themselves voluntarily or, because they feel ill, have been […]

Closing A New York State Real Estate Transaction in the Age of Coronavirus!

Today, and rightfully so, parties to a real estate transaction are loath to sit in close proximity to each other regardless of the degree of social distancing being used! In certain instances they may also be unavailable for a sit-down as they are quarantining themselves voluntarily or, because they feel ill, have been exposed to […]