Tag Archives: Long Island

Hallmark Abstract’s News 12 Long Island Interview About The New Suffolk County Mortgage Recording Fees!

Suffolk County mortgage recording fees

On December 2, 2016 Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman wrote an article concerning the significant new mortgage recording fees set to be imposed by Suffolk County, New York! In the article Haltman opined that the new fees represented ‘an egregious money grab and as regressive a tax as has been seen in some time! And, by some […]

Suffolk County, Long Island Proposes A Huge Increase In Mortgage Recording Costs!

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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 Suffolk County, New York has announced a new fee that will be required to record certain mortgage and mortgage-related documents! To this observer, this seems to be […]

Why Choose One Title Insurance Provider Over Another?

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In the seminars and CLEs that Hallmark Abstract Service participates in, a question that will often get asked is why would one choose your firm over another title insurance provider? Fair question as on the surface title insurance appears to be a commodity product and those who provide it nothing but commodity businesses. But if one were to scratch […]

How Can We Better Serve You?

For Hallmark Abstract Service there is nothing more important than the complete satisfaction of our clients and the total protection that our title insurance services provides to them. In a commercial or residential real estate transaction that will represent one of largest, if not the largest, investments that an individual, family or business entity will […]

Critical Real Estate, Law Practice And Financial Markets Links!

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With interest rates at historic lows and the stock market at record highs the articles below contain critical information! The Business of Law: ‘Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There‘ ‘Hamptons Mansion Buyers Have More Choices With Sales Sliding‘ ‘Emerging market debt triples since 2005, posing threat, Moody’s says‘ ‘Corporate debt seen […]

New York Law Journal Reader Rankings And Hallmark Abstract Service

NYLJ Reader Rankings

We are extremely happy to announce that Hallmark Abstract Service is once again nominated in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings for the category, Best Title Agency! If you are a lawyer (regardless of specialty or location), part of legal support staff or some other type of legal industry personnel, you are eligible to vote. Naturally, Hallmark Abstract Service […]

We’re A Few Holes Short Of A Golf Course!

Heroes To Heroes Foundation

Summary: New York Marketing and Business Promotion With A Purpose! And that purpose is to help our combat veterans who are suffering with PTSD and TBI! For a business, what could be better than helping our military veterans while at the same time reaching a desired demographic? The answer of course is very little so, in the […]

Anyone Want To Play Some Golf On July 18, 2016?

Heroes To Heroes Foundation

Playing Golf This Weekend? That’s Fantastic But What About Playing A Round With Us On July 18th?  That’s The Date Heroes To Heroes Foundation Will Be Holding Its Sixth Annual Golf Outing In Eastchester, New York! Where is Eastchester? About 4 miles from New Rochelle! This is an Outing That Will Raise Money To Help America’s […]

Help Veterans And Help Your Business While Playing Some Golf In Westchester!

Heroes To Heroes Foundation

These are the veterans who have sacrificed so much so that each and every day we can live, enjoy and pursue the American dream! Many combat veterans are suffering with physical injuries that are clearly visible while many more are suffering with debilitating injuries not able to be seen by the naked eye. These include PTSD (post-traumatic stress […]

Title Insurance: Always Compare Apples To Apples! (Chart)

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For someone buying a home, commercial property or who may be refinancing a mortgage, is all title insurance created equal? As a brief primer title insurance is backward looking and makes sure that when you close there are absolutely no encumbrances that could in any way raise questions concerning your ownership rights. This fact renders […]