Tag Archives: New York State

Hallmark Abstract Service has been nominated 2014 Best Title Agency in the NY Law Journal!

Hallmark Abstract Service is very proud to announce that for the 2nd consecutive year we have been nominated Best Title Agency in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings! Voting for us (or for someone else) is quick and easy but if you haven’t voted yet time is running out (details below)! For our firm, this nomination […]

2014 Best Title Agency

Hallmark Abstract Service is very proud to announce that we have been nominated by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings in the category Best Title Agency 2014! For our firm, this nomination represents an acknowledgment of the of the hard work, expertise and attention to detail that we bring to every client and every […]

New Yorker’s are facing double digit Obamacare rate hikes in 2015!

Health insurance providers participating in the New York State Obamacare exchange have requested premium hikes for 2015! And, as many feared would be the case when promises of lower premiums through Obamacare were initially made, the double digit rate hikes requested by insurers in New York State will not be particularly good news for those […]

New York Casinos Are Being Planned While Atlantic City Casinos Are Being Shuttered!

Update June 30 at 3:03 PM: About an hour after writing this article Moody’s Investor Service coincidently lowered its outlook for the US gaming industry to negative due to ‘declines in comparable monthly gaming revenue for most states and jurisdictions that allow gambling’! Does the fact that some of the biggest hotel names in Atlantic […]

New York State is #1 but the category is not good! (Map)

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New York State is #1 in the nation for income tax collections per capita! Every US state would like to be known as the #1 best state for a variety of categories including such things as tourism and quality of life. But New York State has the ‘honor’ of being #1 in a category that no other […]

Title Insurance 101 For Consumers!

Title Insurance And YOUR New Residential or Commercial Property? Notice how the word YOUR is capitalized? That’s because the title insurance you buy makes certain that this is so! That said, for some the title insurance that they purchase for their new property is merely one more check that they have to write at  the closing table […]

New York State Casino in Tuxedo?

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Gambling is big business and means that big revenues would flow into the coffers of whatever state welcomes it inside its borders! Currently casino gambling is available in the majority of states with online casino-style gambling still available in only a few. What is it that’s holding other states back from allowing brick and mortar […]

What is Bill de Blasio’s next move for New York City?

Follow @Hallmark Abstract Service NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was swept into office on a promise of narrowing the income gap in New York City along with a slate of other proposals that would, if placed on the political spectrum, be considered some distance to the left of center. With the NYS legislature in Albany […]

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 […]

Find out if you live in a sinkhole zone! This Rockville Centre woman actually does!

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On February 5th Hallmark Abstract Service wrote an article that asked whether homeowners or businesses knew if they were in any sinkhole danger! Ironically the first paragraph of the article which said, ‘While the odds of anyone in New York City or Long Island living in an area that’s prone to sinkholes is minor, what […]