Tag Archives: New York title insurance

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 […]

Buying a Home in New York? What You Don’t Know Can Hurt (Cost) You!

Shopping for a home entails many factors that need to be considered, including financial, personal preferences, practicality, objectivity and realism! While we all have visions in our minds about the ‘perfect’ home, limitations can sometimes get in the way forcing compromise. Regardless, the process of home buying as described by various websites, for the most part covers […]

Role-Playing in New York Real Estate!

The Role of Hallmark Abstract Service is Straightforward! Straightforward in terms of the end result leading to a title insurance policy, but in the age of coronavirus the process has most definitely required a greater degree of creativity due to business and governmental closures along with the need for social distancing! As a title insurance […]

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, […]

Post-Pandemic Homebuyers – Choose The Members Of Your Real Estate Team Carefully!

Professionals on your real estate team!

Whether renting a New York City apartment, or you’re living and paying rent in one of the many suburbs or cities around New York State, when the coronavirus quarantine finally ends we will likely hear the roar of pent-up homebuyer demand being unleashed! On-the-other-hand, perhaps you already own an apartment or house that you call home. […]

Closing A New York State Real Estate Transaction in the Age of Coronavirus!

Today, and rightfully so, parties to a New York real estate transaction are loath to sit in close proximity to each other regardless of the degree of social distancing being used! In certain instances they may also be unavailable for a sit-down as they are quarantining themselves voluntarily or, because they feel ill, have been […]

Closing A New York State Real Estate Transaction in the Age of Coronavirus!

Today, and rightfully so, parties to a real estate transaction are loath to sit in close proximity to each other regardless of the degree of social distancing being used! In certain instances they may also be unavailable for a sit-down as they are quarantining themselves voluntarily or, because they feel ill, have been exposed to […]

Hallmark Abstract Service: Title Insurance Warrior!

Hallmark Abstract Service! We are able to protect supertall buildings in a single transaction across New York State! And, we are expert in protecting single-family homebuyers, commercial property buyers and mortgage refinancers in every real estate transaction that they enter into! Hallmark Abstract Service Is Open For Business And Stands Ready To Serve The New York […]

The Wealthiest Community in the New York City Region is…

Photo of a Westchester, NY mansion

For those of us living in and around New York City, whether Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut or one of the five boroughs, it can be hard to imagine what area is the ‘wealthiest’! The term wealthy can have many different meanings but, for our purposes in this article, let’s use average annual household […]

What Are Air Rights, and What Do They Mean for CRE Developers and Investors? by Matt Frankel

Tutorial about air rights

The phrase air rights, depending on who you you’re speaking with, conjures up various thoughts and opinions over exactly what they are! There is of course the environmental and aviation context, but for the purposes of this article we speak of the ability for a developer to build a building to a certain vertical height. One can possess air rights […]