Tag Archives: Hallmark Abstract Service

What Are Air Rights, and What Do They Mean for CRE Developers and Investors? by Matt Frankel

Tutorial about air rights

The phrase air rights, depending on who you you’re speaking with, conjures up various thoughts and opinions over exactly what they are! There is of course the environmental and aviation context, but for the purposes of this article we speak of the ability for a developer to build a building to a certain vertical height. One can possess air rights […]

Record Low Treasury Yields: An Historic Opportunity in the Mortgage Market!

10-year treasury yield at 1.31%

With the 10-year treasury hitting an all-time record low yield today (February 25, 2020) of 1.31%, and mortgage rates at or near historic lows, does it seem to anyone else as if the banks are basically ‘giving’ their money away? For current homeowners with a mortgage already outstanding, or a property owner with far less […]

The Attorney’s Role in New York Real Estate Transactions – Michele Cea, Esq.

In light of the CLE that Hallmark Abstract Service sponsored this weekend titled ‘Uncovering the Landmines Buried Deep in the New York Residential Real Estate Contract‘ that was hosted by attorney Vincent J. Gallo, we offer the article below authored by attorney Michele Cea of the firm Cea Legal, P.C. titled ‘The Attorney’s Role in […]

Interactive Chart: Since the Financial Crisis, How Have Consumer Preferences in Remodeling Projects Changed?

Homeowner Improvement Expenditures by Project Type

The art of determining consumer preferences has taken on new meaning and a new sense of urgency when it comes to marketing and manufacturing in the age of the internet! Data analytics as it relates to consumer behavior has entered the 21st century in a big way, as algorithms and other processes take raw consumer data and […]

Hallmark Abstract Service: Our Laser Focus Is On YOU And YOUR Real Estate Transactions Success!

Hallmark Abstract NY title insurance

In Every Transaction Hallmark Abstract Serves Two Major Constituencies While Focusing On One Overriding Mission! The overriding mission and laser-focus of Hallmark Abstract Service when entrusted with the title insurance portion of a residential or commercial real estate transaction, is very simple… Ensuring that the buyer will never have an issue with a third party attempting […]

Real Estate, Title Insurance And A Reduced Stress Journey!

blood pressure photo

A commercial or residential real estate attorney in New York focused on transactional work, understands the pressure of bringing a deal from contract signing to the exchanging of keys at the closing table! This process of getting from Point A to the finish line can be fraught with obstacles and stumbling blocks, any one of which having the […]

Trying To Sell Your Home? 20 Tips To Help Improve Your Chances! (Infographic)

curb appeal photo

A recent article at the Hallmark Abstract Service website examined just how well the residential real estate market is acting relative to existing economic conditions! The finding in the article, ‘Why Is The Residential Real Estate Market Underperforming Its Potential?‘, is that in fact, it is not doing as well as perhaps it should be. […]

Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman Interviewed On Tower Talk Business Radio!

radio photo

In September Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by NEFCU banker Ray Schwetz on his show, Tower Talk Business Radio! In a studio located on the Nassau Community College campus, the interview on 90.3 WHPC was free-flowing and covered subjects that included the New York title insurance industry, regulation, […]

New York City Real Estate And The ‘Sliver Law’ – Rosenberg & Estis Of Counsel Attorney Frank Chaney Guest Contributor

NYC Flatiron Building

This article, contributed to the Hallmark Abstract Service blog by Rosenberg & Estis, concerns one specific aspect of New York City zoning law and real estate development. Rosenberg & Estis is a law firm with a strong presence in all facets that surround the New York real estate market. Article author and Rosenberg & Estis […]

Game of Homes And New York City Affordable Housing!

shame photo

Over the summer New York City passed a law that focuses increased attention on protecting tenants in buildings that include a large percentage of rent-regulated apartments! Specifically when that building changes hands at an inflated price, suggesting that an endgame of the new buyer might be to get these tenants to move out! In New York […]