Tag Archives: New York

Thursday, June 15, 2017: The New York/New Jersey Heroes To Heroes Foundation Golf Classic!

Help the Heroes To Heroes Foundation Save a Combat Veterans Life! ‘Heroes To Heroes provides a spiritual healing program for veterans who have attempted suicide due to Moral Injury, Post-traumatic Stress, and Traumatic Brain Injury suffered in combat.‘ To date none of the veterans who have participated in our program have taken their lives and, in fact, the vast majority have finally […]

Hallmark Abstract’s News 12 Long Island Interview About The New Suffolk County Mortgage Recording Fees!

Suffolk County mortgage recording fees

On December 2, 2016 Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman wrote an article concerning the significant new mortgage recording fees set to be imposed by Suffolk County, New York! In the article Haltman opined that the new fees represented ‘an egregious money grab and as regressive a tax as has been seen in some time! And, by some […]

Nassau County Real Estate Closing Costs Set to Become New York State’s Highest!

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On December 14th it’s likely that Nassau County will approve real estate fee increases making it the most expensive jurisdiction in New York State in terms of closing costs! It’s an unfortunate case of deja vu’ all over again as Suffolk County this week is prepared to do some of the same with mortgage document recording […]

Suffolk County, Long Island Proposes A Huge Increase In Mortgage Recording Costs!

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Update December 7, 2016: The new fee discussed below has been passed by the Suffolk County legislature per the County website… $300.00 per document  MORTGAGE VERIFICATION FEE effective January 1, 2017 Suffolk County, New York has announced a new fee that will be required to record certain mortgage and mortgage-related documents! To this observer, this seems to be […]

Title Insurance: DON’T Be Penny-Wise And Dollar Foolish! (Scenario)

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Remember, Always Do An Apples To Apples Comparison When Purchasing Title Insurance! In the past we have discussed that it’s critical when choosing your title insurance provider, that you make sure you are making the decision between firms on an apples to apples basis. What exactly does that mean? After all aren’t all title insurance underwriters and title […]

Why Choose One Title Insurance Provider Over Another?

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In the seminars and CLEs that Hallmark Abstract Service participates in, a question that will often get asked is why would one choose your firm over another title insurance provider? Fair question as on the surface title insurance appears to be a commodity product and those who provide it nothing but commodity businesses. But if one were to scratch […]

Critical Real Estate, Law Practice And Financial Markets Links!

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With interest rates at historic lows and the stock market at record highs the articles below contain critical information! The Business of Law: ‘Keep Growing: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There‘ ‘Hamptons Mansion Buyers Have More Choices With Sales Sliding‘ ‘Emerging market debt triples since 2005, posing threat, Moody’s says‘ ‘Corporate debt seen […]

New York Law Journal Reader Rankings And Hallmark Abstract Service

NYLJ Reader Rankings

We are extremely happy to announce that Hallmark Abstract Service is once again nominated in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings for the category, Best Title Agency! If you are a lawyer (regardless of specialty or location), part of legal support staff or some other type of legal industry personnel, you are eligible to vote. Naturally, Hallmark Abstract Service […]

We’re A Few Holes Short Of A Golf Course!

Heroes To Heroes Foundation

Summary: New York Marketing and Business Promotion With A Purpose! And that purpose is to help our combat veterans who are suffering with PTSD and TBI! For a business, what could be better than helping our military veterans while at the same time reaching a desired demographic? The answer of course is very little so, in the […]

Title Insurance: Always Compare Apples To Apples! (Chart)

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For someone buying a home, commercial property or who may be refinancing a mortgage, is all title insurance created equal? As a brief primer title insurance is backward looking and makes sure that when you close there are absolutely no encumbrances that could in any way raise questions concerning your ownership rights. This fact renders […]