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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, […]

Buying Real Estate In New York State? Does The Title Insurance Underwriter Being Used Actually Matter?

Summary: ‘In the New York State title insurance marketplace there are many underwriter options for a policy but, at the end of the day, it is the financial strength of an underwriter and the title insurance expertise of the company preparing the policy that should be the primary consideration for any consumer!’ Imagine for a second […]

Title Insurance And Havoc In The New York Real Estate Market?

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December 19, 2017: After Regulation 208 Went Into Effect On December 18th, The Following Day NYSDFS Issued A Stay Expiring February 2, 2018 That Will Allow One Specific Activity Eradicated By The Regulation To Continue… Candidly, of all the new directives in Regulation 208 that will impact title companies, a stay on this specific one is […]

Equifax Redux As Additional NPI Leaks Are Discovered!

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In the midst of national weather disasters tragically now coupled with the mass murder in Las Vegas, the Equifax data breach story has been placed on the back-burner! But, is that where it belongs? Applying For A Mortgage, Some Other Type of Credit Or Maybe Something As Basic As Searching For A Job? For the tens of millions […]

Information For NON-Real Estate Focused Attorney’s In New York…

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  … Who have been asked to represent the buyer in a real estate transaction! Imagine that you’re an attorney in New York with a focus and concentration on matters that have NOTHING to do with transactional residential or commercial real estate! Whether it’s trust & estates, matrimonial, bankruptcy or one of the other specialties […]

Consolidation In The Title Insurance Industry And Affiliated Business Arrangements: Good Or Bad For The Real Estate Or Mortgage Consumer?

When should the purchaser of commercial and residential real estate or the refinancer of a mortgage in New York State get a second opinion on the title bill provided by the title insurance company being utilized? Or ask other questions about the title insurance policy to be provided at closing? Answer: Each and every time! […]

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

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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 […]

Hallmark Abstract Service Is Pleased To Announce Our New York City Address

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In order to better fulfill our commitment to serve our clients title insurance needs, it was critical for Hallmark Abstract Service to grow its footprint within the five boroughs of New York City! With that in mind, as of February 1, 2017, we are pleased to announce our New York City address below. Same laser focus on protecting our […]

Title Insurance, Unlike Some Types Of Insurance, Is Still Affordable!

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On November 1, 2016 American’s will begin what may very well be the fiscally painful and mentally sickening enrollment process for their next years health insurance coverage! According to reports, in New York State premiums on the state exchange will rise more than 20% and in some other states around the country will rise triple […]

In New York Title Insurance, Like Health Insurance, Should Be Affordable! (Video)

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Question: Shouldn’t the non-title insurance premium fees charged by your title company be as affordable as your health insurance premiums were supposed to be?  Of course they should but, much like health insurance costs post-the Affordable Care Act, things unfortunately aren’t always as they were meant to be or should be! So Congresswoman Pelosi, What […]