Tag Archives: Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman

10-Years Beyond The Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy: Seven Points To Ponder!

Lehman Brothers bankruptcy filing

Do you remember where you were on September 15, 2008, the day that Lehman failed unleashing the unintended consequences of a global financial crisis that began to foment and then snowball? Consequential events may not always appear to be so, and as Lehman Brothers was allowed to go under most of us may not have initially […]

Yield Curve Flattening: What Does This Mean For The Real Estate Market?

federal reserve photo

Update: Mortgage Rates Jump to 7-Year Highs May 15 2018, 4:02PM Mortgage rates spiked in a big way today, bringing some lenders to the highest levels in nearly 7 years (you’d need to go back to July 2011 to see worse). That heavy-hitting headline is largely due to the fact that rates were already fairly close […]

No tips, please: Title closers say gratuities ban will cripple them – The Real Deal

New York State title closer compensation

This headline from an article at The Real Deal describes the situation that title closers, and by extension real estate attorney’s and title companies, in New York began facing as of yesterday, December 18, 2017! This is the day that the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) Regulation 208 officially went into effect […]

Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman On The Debbie Nigro Show (Audio)

The Debbie Nigro Show

On March 15th Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman had the opportunity to appear as a guest on nationally syndicated ‘The Debbie Nigro Show‘ with renowned host Debbie Nigro! Having been graciously offered the opportunity by Debbie, the purpose of Michael’s appearance was to raise awareness of the Heroes To Heroes Foundation and the 2017 […]