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Title Insurance: 5 Things Every New York State Homebuyer Or Refinancer Of A Mortgage, Should Know!

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Typically a homebuyer will let their attorney take the lead when it comes to the title insurance portion of a purchase transaction! (Updated, January 2020) Similarly those refinancing a mortgage will do the same with their lending institution. And given that the relationship between the attorney or banker and their client is based on trust, […]

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 […]

How Do You Select The Right Real Estate Agent? (Infographic)

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Whether you are a seller or buyer of what is, or will likely be, the largest financial transaction of your life…  Selecting the right real estate agent is a key piece of the puzzle! That said, and with the plethora of real estate agents in the marketplace to select from, how does a consumer make […]

Real Estate Reading List: 48 Excellent Blogs!

For those of us who work or play in some segment of real estate whether buying, selling, rehabilitating, financing or flipping…. …remaining on top of issues, developments and trends in the marketplace is one of the critical pieces that helps to ensure our success. With that in mind this list of 48 real estate blogs […]

The ‘tell’ of a home seller!

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What does a poker-style ‘tell’ have to do with buying a home? Well let’s first define a ‘tell’! Tell: an unconscious action that is thought to betray an attempted deception. In real estate the dance between a potential buyer and seller often has each side trying to convince the other side of certain things. Buyers will […]

Best home improvements if you are going to be selling! (Video)

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An article in The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel yesterday, ‘Tips for negotiating the purchase your first new home!‘, presented some tactics for first-time home buyers to use when trying to negotiate the best price with the selling home owners! But what about some strategies that the current homeowner can use to maximize the value of their house […]