Tag Archives: New York title insurance

Attorneys (and everyone else) Leveraging LinkedIn!

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For attorney’s and law firms in New York State, advertising is perfectly fine as outlined in the New York Rules of Professional Conduct! However, certain additions and disclosures are required to be made! New York Rules of Professional Conduct at Rule 7.1 through Rule 7.5 ‘explain what information is prohibited, what information is permissible, and […]

Caveat Emptor When Buying Homeowners Insurance (and Title Insurance too)!

Insurance To Protect Your Home: Educate, Educate, Educate! Whether you currently own a home or will become a homeowner in the near future, more likely than not (and 100% if you have a mortgage) a homeowners insurance policy will be purchased to protect against the damage that can be inflicted by such risks as flood, […]

Little Inflation With A 0% Fed Funds Rate…Is A Hyper-Inflation Scenario On The Horizon? Or Maybe Deflation?

Reading an Op-Ed from the American Enterprise Institute concerning the issues facing the European economy and the tools (or lack thereof) available to the ECB for fighting them, I was reminded of a conversation that I had over the weekend. How I was asked, do you know when it tis time to get out of the […]

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 […]

A Hallmark Abstract Service Thanksgiving Turkey Story: Epilogue!

On Thanksgiving Hallmark Abstract Service provided a twist on an old riddle, ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’ A Hallmark Abstract Service Thanksgiving Turkey Story: Epilogue! So Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? One reason, obviously, was trying to get away from the chef with the knife and fork, actually a bit of […]

You Won The Battle In The Bidding War For Your New York Home…

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Don’t lose the war by paying too much for your title insurance! CONGRATULATIONS! You just bought the New York home of your dreams! Unfortunately, you paid more than you wanted to. DON’T compound the issue by paying too much for your title insurance! Title insurance is not all the same and the cost to buy […]

Nassau County Real Estate Tax Mystery: Case of the Disappearing Class One Reassessment!

Nassau County Class One Reassessment I received a call from a client yesterday asking if I was aware of, or knew the implication of, a new entry appearing in the General and School Taxes section of LandRecord Lookup for Nassau County. I was not I said, and initially pulled-up the random property pictured to see […]

OneTitle Liquidation…NEVER Be Penny Wise And Pound Foolish With Title Insurance!

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OneTitle National Guaranty Placed in Liquidation! When Hallmark Abstract Service speaks to homebuyers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and real estate attorneys, one of the key points that we stress is that the underwriter being used for the title insurance policy is critical, and needs to be one of the strongest and best capitalized available. […]

3 Often Overlooked Expenses in Home Ownership

3 Often Overlooked Expenses in Home Ownership Perhaps your family has outgrown the small apartment you’re currently renting, or maybe you want to expand your already thriving collection of vacation properties. Whatever your reason might be for purchasing a new home, it’s important to ready your bank accounts for this major undertaking. Recent months have […]

Data Breach! New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Drops The Hammer On First American Title Insurance Co.!

An excellent article appeared this week in the Eye on Privacy blog at the law firm Sheppard, Mullin, concerning an event in the title insurance industry that highlights a gross violation of the New York cybersecurity rules that became effective in March 2017!  The event occurred in 2018 when a data breach was announced by First American Title Insurance […]