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“Option A is not available. so let’s just kick the s**t out of Option B.” Sheryl Sandberg

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Imagine you’re a football coach and the game plan you drew-up is failing miserably or, at a minimum, just not getting the job done (think New York Jets and Giants)… Or maybe you’re the CEO of a business and, what you thought would be a phenomenal strategic plan, has for any number of reasons just not panned […]

In New York, Why Should You Care About Title Insurance?

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Truth be told if you’re renting a single-family home, an apartment and/or an office for your business in a building owned by someone else, you have little reason to be concerned about the title insurance that covers them! That is of course unless at some point there’s a claim that calls the ownership of that […]

Information For NON-Real Estate Focused Attorney’s In New York…

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  … Who have been asked to represent the buyer in a real estate transaction! Imagine that you’re an attorney in New York with a focus and concentration on matters that have NOTHING to do with transactional residential or commercial real estate! Whether it’s trust & estates, matrimonial, bankruptcy or one of the other specialties […]

Buying (Managing) An Apartment Building? These Are 9 Hidden Costs You Need To Consider!

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9 Hidden Costs For Operating An Apartment Building That Can Impact Profitability, AKA The Investors Return On Investment! If an investor is looking at an apartment building to buy, the classic valuation methodology will be Net Operating Income or NOI divided by an assumed capitalization rate for a given neighborhood! This is true whether the […]

Hallmark Abstract in the News at BoxingScene.com

Long Island Fight for Charity and Michael Haltman of Hallmark Abstract Service

Hallmark Abstract Service President Mike Haltman, in his role as fighter and fundraiser with the Long Island Fight for Charity, appears in the newest edition of BoxingScene.com! Approached by Tom Gerbasi, Senior Editor at BoxingScene.com, Michael shared some of his background in the world of boxing and rationale for participating in this years 10th Anniversary […]

The Foreclosure Process: What a difference a state makes!

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Does it matter whether a property foreclosure is being pursued within a judicial state or a non-judicial state? You bet it does! For those who may be unfamiliar with the difference between judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, the short answer has much to do with time. Lots and lots of time.  And, as we say in […]

Why a property survey is so critical!

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Why having a survey to the property that you own or may be thinking of buying is so critical! This is a great article to share with clients or with any individual with an interest in real estate. ‘Setting Boundaries With a Land Survey’ Setting Boundaries: Why a Survey of Your Property is One of […]

What is a value proposition?

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A value proposition as defined by the management of Hallmark Abstract Service is NOT what we promise to deliver to our clients! As we have all experienced promises made are certainly not always promises fulfilled! Who among us hasn’t been given a window of 8:00AM to 12:00PM by the cable or phone company only to still be waiting at 2:00PM for […]