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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 […]

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 […]