Tag Archives: New York real estate

The Hallmark Abstract Service Newsletter, January 28, 2021

In this issue of the Hallmark Abstract Service Newsletter, the firm’s CEO Michael Haltman is interviewed by the CEO of Casandra Properties on the Casandra Properties podcast! In a fast-moving discussion the topics move from real estate in New York, the title insurance a buyer needs to obtain, charity events of different types and the combat […]

Coming to New York in June 2021: A New and Simplified Power of Attorney Form!

Thanks to legislation from New York’s Governor Cuomo, in June 2021 a new and hopefully improved New York State power of attorney form will be released! Stay tuned… _______________________________________ If you’re buying residential or commercial real estate in New York State remember… New York Title Insurance IS NOT All The Same! If you have any […]

Oy Vey! Is VUI-202012/01 On Its Way From The U.K. To America?

Are Virtual Real Estate Closings (and empty closing tables) in New York On Their Way Back? Summary: New York hopefully never gets there (shutdown) due to the new coronavirus strain in the U.K., but if we do Hallmark Abstract Service is ready! The new even more contagious coronavirus variant may/could result in new shutdowns across New […]

Conflict of Interest? ‘The Fine Line Between Bank Attorneys and Title Companies’ by Michael Romer, Esq.

Follow Hallmark Abstract Service on social media The Hallmark Abstract Service Approach to New York Title Insurance: To name just two we possess no conflicts of interest (i.e. affiliated business arrangements) and maintain a laser focus on protecting the interests of our real estate purchasing clients! Those two items, among the many other ways we differentiate our […]

Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Michael Haltman Interviewed on The Debbie Nigro Show!

Debbie Nigro, Host Of The Debbie Nigro Show, Interviews Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Michael Haltman! Knowledge Is Power! When Debbie Nigro, a 3-time winner of Best Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show of the Year, called and asked if Michael would be interested in being interviewed about the new and free technology his title insurance firm was offering to clients […]

New York Homebuyer, Attorney or Real Estate Agent? Calculate Title Insurance Costs, On Demand, With The Hallmark Abstract Service App!

Calculate  New York Title Insurance Costs at the Very Beginning of a Transaction, Using The ‘GET A QUOTE’ App in the Lower Right-hand Corner of the Hallmark Abstract Service Website!  You can also install our app on your phone to access a title insurance quote anywhere, and in realtime (contact info@hallmarkabstractllc.com for details). In A New York State […]

For New Yorkers, Being #1 Is Not Always The Best!

New York State, according to research at WealthManagement.com, is #1 among the 50 states in the tax burden on its residents! As the owner of a title insurance company I am obviously concerned with the health of the New York State real estate market. The levy of property taxes are always in focus, as are […]

New York Title Insurance Costs – They CAN Be Mitigated!

Mitigation – Post-pandemic, and long after the term quarantine is nothing but a bad memory, mitigation will go back to its original meaning of ‘reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something’! And at that point the mitigation of virus spread will hopefully be nothing but a bad and sad memory! So if that’s the case, […]

In New York Virtual Notarizations Lead To Virtual Closings in the Age of Coronavirus!

Critical Update March 24, 2020: While virtual closings including virtual notarizations are imminent in New York State, several critical issues still need to be resolved before the bottomline interests of all parties to a transaction are 100% confirmed! These issues include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: The acceptable and timely acquiring of […]

Reference Guide to the NYS Transfer Tax and Mansion Tax Hikes…

The chart below describes the increases in the New York State Transfer Tax and Mansion Tax, that will affect transactions of specific type and size occurring after July 1, 2019… An exception to the July 1 deadline will be those contracts ‘entered into on or before April 1, 2019, “provided that the date of execution of such contract […]