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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 Live, And The Reviews Have Been Phenomenal!

For 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 even homebuyers in New York key information about […]

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 […]

PSA: Beware of the “Copyright Infringement Troll”​!

A Copyright Infringement PSA To Avoid The ‘Copyright Infringement Troll’! In December 2016 I wrote a public interest story in the Hallmark Abstract Service blog titled ‘Carnegie Deli Closing! Are New York’s Jewish Delis An Endangered Species?’, as sadly it seemed that fewer and fewer were left in New York City. As the owner of a […]

Buying a Home in New York? What You Don’t Know Can Hurt (Cost) You!

Shopping for a home entails many factors that need to be considered, including financial, personal preferences, practicality, objectivity and realism! While we all have visions in our minds about the ‘perfect’ home, limitations can sometimes get in the way forcing compromise. Regardless, the process of home buying as described by various websites, for the most part covers […]

New York Bridges Over Troubled Real Estate Waters!

Bridges Over Troubled NYC Real Estate Waters

The real estate industry in New York, severely impacted by coronavirus and facing darkness with pain all around*, has been working its way through an environment left to us by global pandemic like none ever witnessed before! In the absolute depths of the coronavirus crisis and with the New York economy basically closed, Construction projects on […]

A Look To The Post-Corononavirus Future: ‘Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up!’

What does the future hold?

Picking Ourselves Up By The Bootstraps, And Focusing On The Future! We Have Been Here Before! I was watching television the other day, when a story came on that inspired me to want to write about the current situation that most Americans currently find themselves in. Month-long quarantine with business activity spotty at best. Those […]

A $20 Donation To This Heroes To Heroes Foundation Fundraiser Will Help Save A Combat Veteran At Serious Risk For Death By Suicide!

Baptism in the Jordan River

The Heroes To Heroes Foundation First, we SALUTE the American heroes working in our hospitals and saving lives at great risk to themselves, and who are always in our thoughts! But, at the same time, we cannot forget those American heroes who served their country in war, and who came home suffering with the invisible wound of […]

New York Real Estate Closings – Virtual is a Reality!

Virtually Close Your New York Real Estate Transactions (with virtual notarizations)! Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings WITH Virtual Notarizations, Can Now Occur in New York Through May 7, 2020! During these very difficult times, thanks to the Executive Order (EO) signed by Governor Cuomo legalizing virtual notarization’s, real estate closings and mortgage refinances in […]

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 […]