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Seven reasons to own a home!

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service Other than for purposes of shelter, why can it be a good idea to buy a home? In states like New York where taxes are high the lure of home ownership and mortgage debt deduction can be a strong one. But, while that will typically be the case, depending on where […]

Buying a home? Do you believe in ghosts?

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service Home buyers: Beware of what (or who) may have been in your dream home before you got there! This article, written by Long Island and New York City attorney Elan Wurtzel, tells an interesting tale of home buying clients who were very close getting much more from their purchase than they […]

Title insurance premiums too high? You should see my life insurance!

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service A recent article in The Wall Street Journal  by Roland Li spoke to what the author proclaimed to be the unjustly high cost of title insurance in New York State along with alleged abuses being perpetrated by abstract companies! Now I am not here to justify or question insurance rates set by […]

Is the housing market heading up or rolling over? (Guest Post)

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For anyone who relies on real estate for their livelihood or who owns property either as an investment or for shelter, we can only hope that the improvement in the market that we have witnessed is not only for real but that it will continue far into the future. In an article at the Hallmark […]

The #1 and #2 top ways to sell your home are…

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Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service The Spring house selling season is upon us (although given the snow in the northeast you would be hard-pressed to believe that’s the case) so what are some of the ways that a homeowner can insure the highest probability for a sale? 1) Choose the right real estate broker! This could […]

The US Economic Calendar for the Week of February 24, 2014

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US Economic Calendar for the Week of February 24, 2014 For real estate investors, potential home buyers worried about mortgage rates or current home owners looking to either refinance or sell, the economic data to be released in the upcoming week will most certainly have some degree of impact. The data could have a direct […]

Buying or selling real estate? A home warranty can be just what the doctor ordered!*

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Although in many markets around the country there’s a real estate feeding frenzy pitting buyer against buyer and leading to bidding wars, in some markets the action is slightly more tepid! For the sake of this discussion we are going to focus on the slower real estate markets and the angst experienced by the seller […]

How do you choose a real estate agent?

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For example let’s say you want to buy or sell a home or commercial property on Long Island or in New York City! Some of the property legwork can be accomplished on your own but when it comes time to seek the help and advice of a real estate professional, how would you choose between […]