Tag Archives: title insurance New York

The Proposed New York City Pied-A-Terre Tax (Q&A)

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Hallmark Abstract Service received the excellent question below that’s based on a proposed New York City pied-a-terre tax we discussed in the article, ‘Oracle Chooses Tax Sanity And Is Leaving California…Is New York Paying Attention?‘: It’s an excellent question because the details of the tax and impact on homeowners in New York City at this […]

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Buying Your First Investment Property

What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Buying Your First Investment Property  Real estate can make for a sound investment. If you are interested in buying a rental property, whether it’s for short-term or long-term tenants, this is a decision you need to really think through. Making a mistake could end up costing you in […]

There’s a Best of Breed in Most Everything! Even New York Title Insurance!

For a great many years Hallmark Abstract Service has been nominated ‘by the people’ as Best Title Insurance Company, in the annual Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of Long Island. Thankfully, this year is no different as the voting has opened and Hallmark Abstract Service is once again on the ballot. Why are people happy […]

Buying A $10MM Home In New York? Don’t Read This!

Just kidding, because ALL homebuyers in New York should be aware of some very important factors when it comes to the title insurance that they will purchasing for their new home! Number 1 is that title insurance is not a commodity product and, in fact, significant differences do exist between providers. Number 2 is that you have […]

New York Title Insurance IS NOT All The Same!

Register For The Free Hallmark Abstract Service App at the Link Below and Calculate Closing Costs, and Much More, Before You Even Put a Bid On Your New York Dream Home!  New York Title Insurance Bill On Demand, Online or On Your Phone (click here to Register) The Residential Real Estate Closing Table! The day has arrived and, […]

First American Title Facing Civil Charges Filed By New York Regulators for a Massive Data Security Breach!

Absolute Cybersecurity Protection is an Imperative for Title Insurance Companies in New York!  In 2017 the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) implemented 23 NYCRR 500 designed to make sure that firms in certain industries have cybersecurity protocols in place to securely protect the NPI, or non-public information, of their clients. To summarize the parameters, […]

Coronavirus Be Damned, In Real Estate The Show Must Go On!

Coronavirus Be Damned, In Real Estate The Show Must Go On! When it comes to residential and commercial real estate transactions in New York, coronavirus or not the deals need to close! When it comes to the title insurance portion of the deal and beyond, Hallmark Abstract Service is successfully helping its clients choreograph closings […]

NY’s 2019 Rent Stabilization Law: Opposing Views, Paths Forward by Jason Gordon, AmTrust Title

On July 31, 2019 Hallmark Abstract Service published the article, ‘Are there any winners in the NYC multifamily marketplace?‘, providing some background into the parameters of the new law and potential impact that the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 could have. This impact would be on a variety of stakeholders including multifamily building owners […]

Beware The Phrase That ‘Stocks Are On Sale’!

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Once again stock market investors have borne witness to a significant selloff, occurring soon after equities reached record highs! So why, you may be asking yourself, is the owner of a title insurance company writing and opining about investing in any asset class other than real estate? Because, said owner needs to vent a little […]

What Do Clients Think About Hallmark Abstract Service – A Testimonial

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Why Do People Choose To Use Hallmark Abstract Service? As many of you know by now the focus of the articles at the Hallmark Abstract Service blog tend to be about issues that either affect the entire title insurance industry, topics that we feel may be of interest to our readers across industries, available events offering business […]