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

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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!

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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 […]

New York State Real Estate Attorney’s And Mortgage Originators…Do You Have A VIABLE Title Insurance Plan B?

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During the 2018 World Cub the perennial soccer giant Argentina sat on the ‘brink of elimination, desperately needing both a Plan A AND a Plan B! Speaking to the strategy being employed by Argentina’s coach Jorge Sampaoli, an article in The New York Times had the following to say, ‘…There was no plan B, to be used […]

1st Quarter GDP Growth Disappoints And Non-Farm Payrolls Surprise To The Upside…Imagine That, The Forecasts Were Wrong!

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In the past the Hallmark Abstract Service blog has opined on the professionals whose job it is to forecast a variety of different outcomes whether economic or something else, and for better or worse the tendency for them to miss the mark that they have predicted! The article ‘Predicting The Weather, Mortgage Rates, Commodity Prices Or Most Anything Else Is […]

Grownup Real Estate Decisions Are Often Swayed By Children!

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‘When it comes to purchasing a new home, 55 percent of U.S. homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time of home purchase say the opinion of their child was a factor in their home buying decision!‘ ‘For millennial parents between the ages of 18 and 36, the influence of children […]

What Do Clients Think About Hallmark Abstract Service – A Testimonial

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Why Do People Choose To Use Hallmark Abstract Service? As many of you know by now the focus of the articles at the Hallmark Abstract Service blog tend to be about issues that either affect the entire title insurance industry, topics that we feel may be of interest to our readers across industries, available events offering business […]

What Matters More When Shopping For A Mortgage Loan: Mortgage Rate Or Mortgage Broker?

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With the advent of online mortgage loans from a variety of companies taking much of the ‘human touch’ out of the process, rate and ease of use is one their major selling points! Mortgage rate during a period of Federal Reserve tightening is certainly an important piece of the puzzle, particularly if a potential homebuyer or […]

In New York State The Title Insurance Industry Is Public Enemy #1 Or, Words Matter!

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Well maybe not #1, but some in Albany seem to feel that the title insurance industry in New York is solely comprised of the proverbial snake oil salesman who will do and say anything to get business! For the New York State Department of Financial Services, the operative word in the prior sentence is ‘do‘ […]

In Business Nothing Lasts Forever But Change, While Unsettling, Can Often Be A Good Thing!

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Opening the Business section of Long Island’s Newsday this morning imagine my shock to read the following headline: ‘REPLACING 1940 FOOD HOME‘ with a photo of Zorn’s Poultry Farm in the background! As someone who picks-up food from Zorn’s of Bethpage when I’m in the neighborhood, whenever we have guests at the house or for […]

Register Now For A Phenomenal (And Free) April 27th Networking Expo On Long Island, New York!

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On April 27th the Long Island Hilton located in Melville, Long Island, New York, will be hosting the 2017 BOOM B2B Expo and Executive Speaker Conference! Hallmark Abstract Service will be exhibiting and admission to the Exhibitor Hall is free, courtesy of the firm, by using mhaltman in the box that reads Discount Code at checkout. […]