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Stop Property Thieves From Stealing Your Home in New York City, Nassau County or Suffolk County…For Free!

No-Cost Alternative for Avoiding Home Title Fraud in New York City, Nassau County or Suffolk County! You’ve seen or heard the commercials, possibly narrated by Bill O’Reilly, that extol the need to pay about $15 a month to protect your home from fraudsters who are out to put their name on your deed, steal your […]

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 […]

Mortgage Shopping: Ten Questions You May Have For Your Mortgage Loan Officer!

Money tree for borrowers

  With the 10-year treasury crossing below .75% this morning, potential homebuyers and those on the fence about refinancing may hop off, and pursue a mortgage loan! In other words, with rates at current levels are banks and other lending institutions offering borrowers the opportunity to basically ‘pick money off of the proverbial money tree’? […]

Hallmark Abstract Service: Our Laser Focus Is On YOU And YOUR Real Estate Transactions Success!

Hallmark Abstract NY title insurance

In Every Transaction Hallmark Abstract Serves Two Major Constituencies While Focusing On One Overriding Mission! The overriding mission and laser-focus of Hallmark Abstract Service when entrusted with the title insurance portion of a residential or commercial real estate transaction, is very simple… Ensuring that the buyer will never have an issue with a third party attempting […]

Title Insurance, Consumer Protection And Beating A Dead Horse!

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Over the years Hallmark Abstract Service has strived to educate the real estate buying community in New York about what they need to know about the title insurance they will be purchasing in the course of their commercial or residential transaction!  The firm has written many articles that stress some of the critical title insurance issues that they, […]

New York State Real Estate Attorney’s And Mortgage Originators…Do You Have A VIABLE Title Insurance Plan B?

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During the 2018 World Cub the perennial soccer giant Argentina sat on the ‘brink of elimination, desperately needing both a Plan A AND a Plan B! Speaking to the strategy being employed by Argentina’s coach Jorge Sampaoli, an article in The New York Times had the following to say, ‘…There was no plan B, to be used […]

In Business Nothing Lasts Forever But Change, While Unsettling, Can Often Be A Good Thing!

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Opening the Business section of Long Island’s Newsday this morning imagine my shock to read the following headline: ‘REPLACING 1940 FOOD HOME‘ with a photo of Zorn’s Poultry Farm in the background! As someone who picks-up food from Zorn’s of Bethpage when I’m in the neighborhood, whenever we have guests at the house or for […]

Can Blockchain Technology Ultimately Eradicate The Need For Title Insurance In New York State? (Video)

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At some point in the future will blockchain eradicate the need for title insurance in New York State, as this revolutionary technology will theoretically maintain a 100% accurate chain of title for any property? While I suppose that anything is possible, an explanation first of what a blockchain is would likely be helpful… Blockchain: “an […]

For Commercial And Residential Real Estate Attorney’s In New York State, December 18 New Rules Concerning Title Closer Compensation Go Into Effect!

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Beginning December 18, 2017, New York State Department of Financial Services Regulation 208 will prohibit the tipping of title insurance closers by anyone! Some reading this might say, ‘No big deal’ because real estate deals will still come and go. But, in essence, it is potentially a very big deal because GOOD title insurance closers, […]

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

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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 […]