Tag Archives: real estate law

Critical Information For Homebuyers and Home Sellers: Tips For Avoiding Wire Fraud! (Video)

While most if not all of these wire fraud prevention tips seem to be common sense, there are unsuspecting homebuyers and home sellers who fall for them nonetheless! That’s why the bad guys try them… __________________________________ Title Insurance: Do you know everything that you need to know about this critical component of your purchase of refinance? […]

Homebuyer Advice: Ten Roadblocks That Could Potentially Delay/Kill Your Closing

Spring is upon us which means that eager homebuyers, particularly those with school-age children, will be looking to go into contract and close before the 2017-2018 school year gets under way! The Hallmark Abstract Service blog has provided these types of tips in the past but, reinforcing the message is never a bad idea… The […]

Title Insurance: Do You Know What You’re Paying For?

title insurance ripoffs

Can a homebuyer or mortgage refinancer actually pay too much buying title insurance? Isn’t title insurance all the same no matter who’s providing it? Won’t my attorney/mortgage banker be looking out for my best interests? The answers to those questions are a qualified yes, no and hopefully so! With the Spring buying season now upon us and […]

Reverse Mortgage Legislation, Chinese Investors, Real Estate Law and more!

The six articles below run the gamut from the real estate transaction process to the best ways to lead and motivate! In between is an article that looks at the continuing appetite of investors from China for U.S. real estate assets, ways to look at your businesses marketing efforts and how the new hot Hamptons […]

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 […]

TITLE INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND THE ‘OTHER’ FEES

sample title insurance bill,New York,Long Island

For anyone who has been involved in a real estate transaction as the buyer, buyers attorney or mortgage provider you know that title insurance is a key component in the process! As such the title insurance provider that you choose is critically important for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is clearing […]

12-Month Checklist For First-Time Homebuyers!

If you are beginning the search for your first home, the process CANNOT start the day before you visit the first potential property! Whether you are the eager future homeowner, the real estate agent that’s been selected, a concerned parent offering counsel (solicited or perhaps even un-solicited), the mortgage advisor providing a pre-qualification or the real estate […]

Title Insurance: Why You Should Purchase An Owner’s Policy

Imagine that you’re buying a home and the question of whether or not to purchase an owner’s title insurance policy is raised! If you’re getting a mortgage to finance a portion of your transaction then your lender will require a title insurance policy to protect their investment. And while you as the buyer have the option of […]

Real Estate News You Can Use: July 24, 2015

These are some of the news stories and articles that anyone involved in real estate whether as a vocation, as a buyer or as a seller will hopefully find interesting and useful! Top News CFPB sets final TRID rule effective date DSNews.com – The CFPB issued a final rule moving the effective date to Saturday, October […]

Whiteboard Animation That Asks And Answers The Question: ‘Who Is Hallmark Abstract Service?’

If you conduct business within in a ‘commodity industry’ where it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate yourself from the competition… It then becomes imperative to tell your story in such a way that will grab peoples attention through an outside-of-the-box presentation of what your business is all about. We believe that, with the whiteboard animation below, […]