Tag Archives: title insurance

Homebuyer Advice: Ten Roadblocks That Could Potentially Delay/Kill Your Closing

Spring is upon us which means that eager homebuyers, particularly those with school-age children, will be looking to go into contract and close before the 2017-2018 school year gets under way! The Hallmark Abstract Service blog has provided these types of tips in the past but, reinforcing the message is never a bad idea… The […]

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 […]

Trust, Reputation And Integrity: Once Lost They Can Be Difficult If Not Impossible To Regain!

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Having ‘cut my teeth’ as a Wall Street bond analyst and then trader, the lesson learned early and often was that, to quote a phrase, ‘your word is your bond’! In those days (and it is likely the same today in some financial products) trades were made over the phone and, when the voice on the […]

Title Insurance: DON’T Be Penny-Wise And Dollar Foolish! (Scenario)

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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 […]

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

New York State Title Insurance Cost Comparison

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 […]

Have You Been Carefully Checking Your Credit Card Bill?

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If you’re like most people, when your credit card statement arrives in the mail you check each item carefully to make sure that there are no errors and that you’re not being overcharged! And rightfully so, as no one wants to pay more than they are supposed to be paying! In much the same way when […]

Why Choose One Title Insurance Provider Over Another?

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In the seminars and CLEs that Hallmark Abstract Service participates in, a question that will often get asked is why would one choose your firm over another title insurance provider? Fair question as on the surface title insurance appears to be a commodity product and those who provide it nothing but commodity businesses. But if one were to scratch […]

Trends In One And Two Bedroom Apartment Rents

Trend of apartment rents in NYC

For anyone who lives in one of the major nationwide rental markets including New York City, San Francisco and Boston, the percentage of income spent on rental housing has been ever-increasing! But have these living expenses elsewhere around the United States grown as steeply and as quickly? The Zumper National Rent Report and Zumper National […]

Pokemon Go, Marketing And Real Estate (Video)

With large numbers of people now all-consumed players of the game Pokemon Go, is there a niche within the marketing plans of real estate related companies where an attempt can be made to try and capitalize from the craze? Perhaps but, first and foremost, if you’re anything like me you might be asking yourself what exactly Pokemon Go is? This video provides […]

New York Law Journal Reader Rankings And Hallmark Abstract Service

NYLJ Reader Rankings

We are extremely happy to announce that Hallmark Abstract Service is once again nominated in the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings for the category, Best Title Agency! If you are a lawyer (regardless of specialty or location), part of legal support staff or some other type of legal industry personnel, you are eligible to vote. Naturally, Hallmark Abstract Service […]