Tag Archives: residential real estate

CLOSING ON YOUR HOME REMOTELY IN A PANDEMIC, Michele Cea, Esq. Guest Author

As a bonus to the readers of the Hallmark Abstract Service blog, we will periodically feature industry experts as guest authors. In this role they provide an inside look at topics surrounding the New York residential and commercial real estate industry with information that is invaluable! If anyone would ever like to contribute, articles need not […]

New York Real Estate Closings – Virtual is a Reality!

Virtually Close Your New York Real Estate Transactions (with virtual notarizations)! Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings WITH Virtual Notarizations, Can Now Occur in New York Through May 7, 2020! During these very difficult times, thanks to the Executive Order (EO) signed by Governor Cuomo legalizing virtual notarization’s, real estate closings and mortgage refinances in […]

Downstate New York State County Clerk Real Estate Recording and Continuation Information (Chart)/As of April 1, 2020

Downstate New York County Clerk Recoding and Continuation Information At Hallmark Abstract Service we are committed to providing you with up-to-date information, resources and solutions to get through these difficult times vis a vis real estate transactions and the subsequent recording of documents. Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City (other than Staten Island) are available for the […]

Closing A New York State Real Estate Transaction in the Age of Coronavirus!

Today, and rightfully so, parties to a real estate transaction are loath to sit in close proximity to each other regardless of the degree of social distancing being used! In certain instances they may also be unavailable for a sit-down as they are quarantining themselves voluntarily or, because they feel ill, have been exposed to […]

Hallmark Abstract Service: Title Insurance Warrior!

Hallmark Abstract Service! We are able to protect supertall buildings in a single transaction across New York State! And, we are expert in protecting single-family homebuyers, commercial property buyers and mortgage refinancers in every real estate transaction that they enter into! Hallmark Abstract Service Is Open For Business And Stands Ready To Serve The New York […]

Record Low Treasury Yields: An Historic Opportunity in the Mortgage Market!

10-year treasury yield at 1.31%

With the 10-year treasury hitting an all-time record low yield today (February 25, 2020) of 1.31%, and mortgage rates at or near historic lows, does it seem to anyone else as if the banks are basically ‘giving’ their money away? For current homeowners with a mortgage already outstanding, or a property owner with far less […]

How Do You Mitigate Various Types Of Risk?

Mitigating real estate risk

Risk is a small word that covers a large range of issues and scenarios including health, investing, recreation and of course, real estate! One need only look at the stock market futures this morning to understand the often-used phrase of ‘risk-off’ that describes the environment where investors take some money off of the table and sell. At-the-same-time, […]

Hallmark Abstract Service Nominated Best of Long Island, Best Title Insurance Company! Cast Your Vote Today!

Hallmark Abstract Service, Nominated Best of Long Island!

Hallmark Abstract Service, Best Title Insurance Company on Long Island! Cast Your Vote For Hallmark Abstract Service LLC in the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of Long Island! Voting is quick, easy, very much appreciated and you can vote once every day! Go to: https://lnkd.in/eJdUaeH Click on the Services icon On the left side of the […]

Important Information for New York State Buyers AND Sellers of Residential Real Estate Held by an LLC!

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Title Insurance Companies Have Been Mandated by an Amendment to a New York State Law, to Determine the Actual LLC Owners in ANY Residential Real Estate Transaction For Both the Buyer and the Seller, Regardless of Price or Locality! Residential real estate: One to Four Family Dwelling Summary (Courtesy of NYSLTA): New Law Requires Full Disclosure […]

Why Is The Residential Real Estate Market Under-performing Its Potential?

single family home photo

Is it a good time to buy a home? A good time to sell? Time to sit on your hands and do nothing? Looking at simple statistics such as new home sales, existing homes sales, and housing starts may not tell the entire story or provide any real insight! So is there a metric that […]