Tag Archives: New York title insurance

Guest Author: Title Insurance: Determining an Insured’s Loss and Calculating the Damages, Adam Leitman Bailey

Title Insurance: An often misunderstood, and potentially not understood at all, product purchased by buyers of residential and commercial property in New York that will protect them in what very well could be the largest financial transaction of their lives! The short explanation is that title insurance is ensuring that the buyer of property is […]

FHA Mortgages: Delinquencies Have Hit 17.5%!

We are all aware of the significant and often tragic financial hardships that currently exists for a great many American households due to Covid-19, and the associated impact it has had on the U.S. economy! For homeowners who currently have FHA mortgages, a report from American Enterprise Institute titled ‘10 metros most threatened by high numbers […]

Podcasting 101: How to get the ball rolling

As a title insurance company, why would we start a podcast? Podcasting is a great tool for presenting both the expertise and thought leadership of ourselves and our business, to an audience we feel would benefit from it and who we would like to meet. But, for one reason or another, for the most part […]

Title Insurance Claims Experience: The Performance of Your New York Title Insurance Policy Provider Really Does Matter! (Video)

Title insurance in New York: Just a commodity product, right? If you asked you would likely be told that the title insurance policy, critical for protecting what may be the single greatest financial transaction a buyer has ever entered into, is nothing but a commodity product and will be exactly the same regardless of the […]

Introducing The Hallmark Abstract Service Title Insurance Video Education Series!

For most of the 12+ years that Hallmark Abstract Service has been providing title insurance for New York State residential and commercial real estate transactions, we have been writing articles and using other means such as social media, to educate the consumer about what is often the unknown ‘commodity’ of title insurance! We have placed ‘commodity’ […]

Cats Have No Place In A Legal Proceeding…A Legal Ethics Lesson! (Viral Video)

By now you, along with 10.3 million of your friends, have likely seen the unfortunate situation an attorney found himself in during a Zoom hearing. Present at said hearing was the judge and this poor attorneys adversary! If for some reason you have not seen it, we share it below. But more importantly, this episode presents itself […]

Feeding Frenzy For Suburban Residential Property – All Good, Or Bubble-like?

Exodus of population from dense environments has led to a scarcity of inventory and a sharp escalation in residential real estate prices in the suburbs…Can it all be sustained? Pandemic has caused property in less dense locales to be in high demand and short supply, leading to sharp increases in prices. Add to the mix […]

Attorneys (and everyone else) Leveraging LinkedIn!

Lawyer marketing techniques

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 […]