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

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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, […]

Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman Interviewed On Tower Talk Business Radio!

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In September Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by NEFCU banker Ray Schwetz on his show, Tower Talk Business Radio! In a studio located on the Nassau Community College campus, the interview on 90.3 WHPC was free-flowing and covered subjects that included the New York title insurance industry, regulation, […]

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 […]

In California A Fully Cryptocurrency-based Real Estate Transaction Has Closed And Been Recorded On Blockchain! Is New York Real Estate Next?

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Are Real Estate Transactions Based In Cryptocurrency And Recorded On Blockchain, The Wave Of The Future In New York State And Elsewhere Around The United States? Dateline California, July 23, 2018: Propy Announces the First California Property Sale on the Blockchain Leading Blockchain-powered Real Estate Platform Completes Historic Property Deal in California, in Cryptocurrency  PALO […]

Here’s How The Belmont Stakes Winner And Your New York Title Insurance Company Are Similar!

Or, at the very least, how they should be similar! The Belmont Stakes Winner vs. Your Title Insurance Company How would you compare the title insurance company you use for New York real estate transactions to the difference between a Kentucky Derby winner only and a Triple Crown horse like Secretariat? This was an equine […]

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 […]