Tag Archives: Long Island real estate

Why Engage A Bilingual Real Estate Attorney?

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On its surface hiring a bilingual attorney in any specialty of the law, let alone real estate, may seem like nothing more than a luxury and not necessarily a pressing urgency! After all real estate, like politics, is local. This means that in any given market, or even neighborhood and street within that market, the need for […]

Title Insurance: Do You Know What You’re Paying For?

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Can a homebuyer or mortgage refinancer actually pay too much buying title insurance? Isn’t title insurance all the same no matter who’s providing it? Won’t my attorney/mortgage banker be looking out for my best interests? The answers to those questions are a qualified yes, no and hopefully so! With the Spring buying season now upon us and […]

Mold In The Home? All Is Not Lost!

If a prospective homebuyer or the current homeowner has an inspection done and hears the phrase MOLD PROBLEM uttered, the level of concern and anxiety rises very quickly! For the homeowner and/or home seller they know that a mold issue in the house is not only a potential health concern, but that it will turn-off buyers and […]

Nancy Pelosi Opines About Real Estate Closing Costs On Long Island…Affordable! (Video)

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Update December 7, 2016: The new fee discussed below has been passed by the Suffolk County legislature per the County website… $300.00 per document   MORTGAGE VERIFICATION FEE effective January 1, 2017 In this short video clip Nancy Pelosi opines about the proposed increase in certain real estate fees and the implementation of some wholly new ones by […]

Title Insurance: DON’T Be Penny-Wise And Dollar Foolish! (Scenario)

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Remember, Always Do An Apples To Apples Comparison When Purchasing Title Insurance! In the past we have discussed that it’s critical when choosing your title insurance provider, that you make sure you are making the decision between firms on an apples to apples basis. What exactly does that mean? After all aren’t all title insurance underwriters and title […]

Reverse Mortgage Legislation, Chinese Investors, Real Estate Law and more!

The six articles below run the gamut from the real estate transaction process to the best ways to lead and motivate! In between is an article that looks at the continuing appetite of investors from China for U.S. real estate assets, ways to look at your businesses marketing efforts and how the new hot Hamptons […]

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

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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 […]

Is High-End Real Estate Getting Soft?

The answer to the question will depend on the location of the home but, some anecdotal evidence is pointing to an answer of yes! Anyone who knows about real estate knows that the three most important factors concerning the attractiveness of a property are location, location and location! For high-end markets like the one in New […]

The Name Of Your Street Could Make Or Cost You Money!

If you ask Shakespeare’s Juliet she would tell you that there’s not that much to a name and that in fact, ‘That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” But if instead we were speaking about a street name it appears that the ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ name could add […]

Long Island is the nation’s hottest real estate market! (Chart)

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According to a study conducted by Pro Teck Valuations Services using a combination of metrics including foreclosure sales and available housing inventory, the real estate market on Long Island is the hottest in the nation! While this news may bode well for home sellers on Long Island, the eager real estate buyers in some other […]