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What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Buying Your First Investment Property

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Buying Your First Investment Property  Real estate can make for a sound investment. If you are interested in buying a rental property, whether it’s for short-term or long-term tenants, this is a decision you need to really think through. Making a mistake could end up costing you in […]

Nassau County Real Estate Tax Mystery: Case of the Disappearing Class One Reassessment!

Nassau County Class One Reassessment I received a call from a client yesterday asking if I was aware of, or knew the implication of, a new entry appearing in the General and School Taxes section of LandRecord Lookup for Nassau County. I was not I said, and initially pulled-up the random property pictured to see […]

3 Often Overlooked Expenses in Home Ownership

3 Often Overlooked Expenses in Home Ownership Perhaps your family has outgrown the small apartment you’re currently renting, or maybe you want to expand your already thriving collection of vacation properties. Whatever your reason might be for purchasing a new home, it’s important to ready your bank accounts for this major undertaking. Recent months have […]

Buying A $10MM Home In New York? Don’t Read This!

Just kidding, because ALL homebuyers in New York should be aware of some very important factors when it comes to the title insurance that they will purchasing for their new home! Number 1 is that title insurance is not a commodity product and, in fact, significant differences do exist between providers. Number 2 is that you have […]

Hallmark Abstract Service Demystifies A Large Part Of The The Closing Table Experience For Homebuyers In New York!

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 Free, Live, And The Reviews Have Been Phenomenal!

For New York Homebuyers and 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 homebuyers in New York […]

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 […]