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New York Title Insurance Costs – They CAN Be Mitigated!

Mitigation – Post-pandemic, and long after the term quarantine is nothing but a bad memory, mitigation will go back to its original meaning of ‘reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something’! And at that point the mitigation of virus spread will hopefully be nothing but a bad and sad memory! So if that’s the case, […]

A Look To The Post-Corononavirus Future: ‘Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up!’

What does the future hold?

Picking Ourselves Up By The Bootstraps, And Focusing On The Future! We Have Been Here Before! I was watching television the other day, when a story came on that inspired me to want to write about the current situation that most Americans currently find themselves in. Month-long quarantine with business activity spotty at best. Those […]

Real Estate Considerations for Effect of COVID-19 on Purchase and Sale Agreements

In the new normal of coronavirus or COVID-19, uncertainties have suddenly arisen concerning personal conduct, personal freedom of movement and financial stability, leading to changes in the conduct and implied responsibilities of the various constituencies that are party to a real estate transaction. And while contractual customs and mechanics may vary from locale to locale, the […]

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 […]

Derivatives: Financial Dynamite Operating in the Shadows…

With unprecedented volatility in the financial markets that’s been brought on by the international spread of coronavirus, and the economic backlash associated with it, is potential systemic risk to the global financial system lurking ‘out there’ in an obscure and often little understood investing vehicle (even for its buyers)… DERIVATIVES! Back in 2015, then reposted […]

New York State Title Insurance Claims – The Most Common Are…

Whenever you buy an insurance policy you may or may not be expecting to ever have to submit a claim! If it’s health insurance you know that at some point during the year you will need to go to a doctor or specialist and will utilize whatever insurance you may have. Whether or not you will get reimbursed depends […]

Buying a Property in New York? Remember You Have the RIGHT to Choose Your Title Insurance Provider!

Who is providing your title insurance in New York

Does it Matter Which Company Provides the Title Insurance for Your Real Estate Transaction? If you are a New Yorker buying a primary home, a second home or a commercial property, more often than not your attorney will choose the title insurance provider for your transaction. And truth-be-told, the first time you even hear about […]

Title Insurance: 5 Things Every New York State Homebuyer Or Refinancer Of A Mortgage, Should Know!

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Typically a homebuyer will let their attorney take the lead when it comes to the title insurance portion of a purchase transaction! (Updated, January 2020) Similarly those refinancing a mortgage will do the same with their lending institution. And given that the relationship between the attorney or banker and their client is based on trust, […]

Mortgage Expert Insights on Business Planning Strategies, Guest Author Ben Smidt

Mortgage broker business planning

Mortgage loan originators, much like those of us in many professions including title insurance, will start the new year with a predominantly clean slate in terms of new orders in the pipeline. Of course it is hopefully not 100% empty, as orders will come in through December that will hopefully be closing in 2020. But […]

Derivatives 101: Great Financial Tool Or Sinister Financial Time Bomb? – Update

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(Note: Why is a title insurance company writing about investing and hedging tools like credit default swaps? Because the potential risk to the economy and to the financial well-being of all Americans would affect every industry and every business, title insurance included!) As a result of the travel firm Thomas Cook filing for bankruptcy a few days ago, […]