Tag Archives: homebuyers

Critical Information For Homebuyers and Home Sellers: Tips For Avoiding Wire Fraud! (Video)

While most if not all of these wire fraud prevention tips seem to be common sense, there are unsuspecting homebuyers and home sellers who fall for them nonetheless! That’s why the bad guys try them… __________________________________ Title Insurance: Do you know everything that you need to know about this critical component of your purchase of refinance? […]

Trump’s Presidency Will Spell Doom For Long Island Real Estate!

Trump fact and fiction

This is an example of a powerful and attention grabbing headline but, in reality, how much of what we hear and read is merely hype and hyperbole potentially devoid of fact? The truth is that we will not know the impact, if any, that Donald Trump will have on real estate and the economy until he’s in […]

It Doesn’t Take A Rocket To Get To The Top

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When homebuyers are making what may be the largest financial decision of their lives, having a team of expert professionals around them during the process is critical! These include a real estate attorney, real estate agent, home inspector and of course, title insurance company to name just a few. But what about a mortgage expert […]

Nassau County Real Estate Closing Costs Set to Become New York State’s Highest!

On December 14th it’s likely that Nassau County will approve real estate fee increases making it the most expensive jurisdiction in New York State in terms of closing costs! It’s an unfortunate case of deja vu’ all over again as Suffolk County this week is prepared to do some of the same with mortgage document recording […]

2017 Residential Real Estate Market Predictions!

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As 2016 quickly winds down, the question now on the minds of homebuyers and home sellers is what 2017 will portend for the residential real estate market in the United States… Early on a Monday morning these are some points pondered by Hallmark Abstract Service with the thoughts from real estate industry giants Zillow and Realtor.com offered […]

Election 2016: What Impact Will A New POTUS Have On The Housing Market?

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Round and round the two candidates for President of the United States go, and who will win next Tuesday we still don’t know! But, whether you back the candidate that’s represented by a Donkey or an Elephant, if you’re in the real estate business the question is what the eventual outcome of the election may have […]

Save The Date! Long Island Real Estate Expo On Saturday, April 23, 2016!

Long Island Real Estate Expo

Hallmark Abstract Service Is Looking Forward To Exhibiting At: The Long Island Real Estate Expo When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 Where: The Long Island Marriott, 101 James Doolittle Blvd., Uniondale, New York Time: 10:30AM until 4:00PM Special Guest: Luis D. Ortiz From The Bravo Show “Million Dollar Listing New York.” Where Do You Register To Attend: https://lnkd.in/enM-arQ Michael Haltman is […]

12 Things That Homebuyers Need To Know!

Whether a first-time homebuyer, buyer of a second home, trading-up or downsizing these are 12 important things you need to know! From an article at Inman.com titled ‘12 things every new, retiring and second homebuyer should know‘… 1. Create a plan Take a look at your lifestyle, finances and activities. What’s most important to you? […]

If You Build A Home They (Buyers) Will Come But…

What happens when potential homebuyers come and there is no inventory in the market for sale? This issue seems to be exactly what’s occurring in many parts of the United States and, as we enter the spring buying season, it poses a serious problem for anxious homebuyers. From an article at the Keeping Current Matters blog these are […]

The Housing Market And An Analogy To Rice Krispies!

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In the search for new ways to describe the state of the U.S residential real estate, how about an analogy to breakfast cereal! The article below, ‘Housing Goes Snap, Crackle & Pop?‘, was written by Jonathan Miller. For those that may be unfamiliar, Miller is President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm […]