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Trust, Reputation And Integrity: Once Lost They Can Be Difficult If Not Impossible To Regain!

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Having ‘cut my teeth’ as a Wall Street bond analyst and then trader, the lesson learned early and often was that, to quote a phrase, ‘your word is your bond’! In those days (and it is likely the same today in some financial products) trades were made over the phone and, when the voice on the […]

In 2017, NYC Residential Landlords Will See Their Pricing Leverage Decline And Shift To Renters!

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As a front row witness to the exorbitant and ever-increasing apartment rents being asked for and received by landlords across NYC, will 2017 see rents declining with a shift in power to the renters? Take heart New Yorker renters, you may finally have hand! April 9, 2016 in the article at the Hallmark Abstract blog titled, […]

In New York Title Insurance, Like Health Insurance, Should Be Affordable! (Video)

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Question: Shouldn’t the non-title insurance premium fees charged by your title company be as affordable as your health insurance premiums were supposed to be?  Of course they should but, much like health insurance costs post-the Affordable Care Act, things unfortunately aren’t always as they were meant to be or should be! So Congresswoman Pelosi, What […]

FinCEN Disclosures (Geographic Targeting Orders) For Cash Real Estate Transactions Expanded!

August 12th Hallmark Abstract Service examined the unintended consequences that resulted from the government edict intended to address one issue while impacting another one! The article titled ‘New York City Real Estate, Government Edicts And The Inevitable Unintended Consequences!‘ looked at the result from the requirement for title insurance company’s to disclose the actual buyer […]

How Can We Better Serve You?

For Hallmark Abstract Service there is nothing more important than the complete satisfaction of our clients and the total protection that our title insurance services provides to them. In a commercial or residential real estate transaction that may represent one of largest, if not the largest, investment that an individual, family or business entity will […]

In New York what is a coop lien search and why do you need one?

If you have ever been in the market to buy or refinance a commercial/residential property or condominium, you know that purchasing title insurance is part of the process! But what about a property that is part of a coop? Do the same rules regarding title insurance apply in the event you are not actually buying […]

Business Links of Interest for Christmas Week 2014!

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With Christmas a mere two days away and 2014 coming up fast, one or more of these articles will hopefully prove helpful as we plan our business strategies for the New Year! Attract more real estate clients by eliminating tolerations, practicing extreme self-care – Read more about toleration avoidance or those little distractions that sometimes […]

Video of Michael Haltman in the 2013 Long Island Fight for Charity

On Monday, November 25 Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman faced-off in the boxing ring in support of the three charities helped by the Long Island Fight for Charity! Although at times it appeared that his opponent was more interested in wrestling than boxing, the event was an unbelievable success drawing over 1,200 fans and raising […]

Guest Post: Factors Influencing Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Family Business

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Hallmark Abstract Service wants to remind its readers that they do have the right to choose their title insurance provider for their commercial or residential real estate transaction. While the cost of the actual title policy will not vary from firm to firm, the other fees most certainly will. Hallmark Abstract Service takes pride in […]

The Non-Taper September Surprise and other articles of interest!

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Non-Taper September Surprise! The consensus in the financial markets leading up to the Fed announcement yesterday was that, at the very least, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would announce a drop in monthly bond purchases of a minimum of $10 billion from the current level of $85 billion. That didn’t […]