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The EB-5 Visa Program… What EB-5 Is And The Programs Pros and Cons!

The EB-5 Visa program was voted into existence by Congress late in the 20th century, and since that time has had its legions of supporters and detractors! That said, it’s likely that the majority of Americans know little when it comes to what this sometimes controversial and often politically charged program is all about. What is its […]

Guest Article: Beware Marketing Services Agreements (MSA’s)!

the downside of MSA

This article concerning Marketing Service Agreements, or MSA’s, was written by Warren Goldberg, President of Mortgage Wealth Advisors and is being shared with his permission. What is an MSA or Marketing Service Agreement? ‘​The residential mortgage origination industry has long used Marketing Services Agreements (MSAs) to establish the terms of certain marketing arrangements. An MSA, written […]

Why You Need A Real Estate Agent!

If you’re buying or selling a home, why would you try and do it on your own? In today’s technology-rich world, with information immediately available and a desire by many for immediate gratification, some prospective homebuyers and home sellers might rely on the internet and themselves to get the job done! And, if you’re currently involved […]

Getting A Mortgage: Man Versus Machine

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Two weeks ago we offered our readers the advice of a mortgage professional who opined on the importance of having a live mortgage industry partner and expert involved in the process of acquiring or refinancing a mortgage! In the article, ‘It Doesn’t Take A Rocket To Get To The Top‘,  Mortgage Wealth Advisors President Warren Goldberg strongly disagreed with the […]

The Impact Of NYC Coworking Offices On The Commercial Real Estate Market

co-working space business model

NYC coworking offices potential impact on the NYC commercial real estate market…None, Some or Significant? New York firms large and small often have one thing in common when it comes to the desired address of their corporate headquarters…That it have a New York City, and more specifically Manhattan, zip code (although Brooklyn can be up there as […]

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 […]

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)

title insurance on Long Island

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 […]

Must See Interior Design Showhouse In Saddle River, New Jersey

Heroes To Heroes interior design showhouse, Saddle River, NJ

Imagine a mansion in Saddle River, NJ with 10,000 square feet of luxurious space including two master bedrooms and 18 other rooms, each designed by a different top interior designer! Imagine no more as this house currently exists and is available for viewing between now and November 13th! And, as a fantastic bonus, proceeds will go to benefit the Heroes […]

Rentlogic, A Ratings Site To Critique Residential Landlords In NYC, Hits A Roadblock!

NYC landlords balk at transparency

Rentlogic is a new entity created to provide NYC apartment renters with a letter grade along with information about landlords whose buildings they are thinking about living in! And, at the same time it could potentially help commercial real estate investors who are trying to do their complete due diligence on a building they are thinking […]