Tag Archives: Hallmark Abstract Service

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]