Heroes To Heroes Foundation Wins The Long Island Business News Corporate Citizenship Awards!

We are very pleased to announce that the Heroes To Heroes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping combat veterans suffering with PTSD, moral injury and TBI, has won the LIBN Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category ‘Leadership Excellence – Nonprofit’. Tragically, many Heroes To Heroes program participants have attempted suicide, consistent with the incredibly alarming statistic […]

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Home Improvement!

home improvement questions and answers

For homeowners, embarking on a home improvement project of some kind has become increasingly common, with a 60% increase in money spent during 2016 over the 12 months prior! And that trend is not expected to end in 2017 with 63% of those surveyed planning on spending even more this year! This is according to HomeAdvisor that […]

Heroes To Heroes Foundation Video Premier: Combat Veterans Pain, Suffering And Healing!

Heroes To Heroes Foundations and spiritual journey

Combat veterans come back from the fight, some with visible injuries and still a multitude of others suffering from injuries unseen by the naked eye! And shockingly, veteran suicide is occurring at the rate of at least 20 a day! Heroes To Heroes Foundation, through a spiritual healing and peer support program, helps veterans suffering with […]

Hallmark Abstract Service On AM 970’s ‘Blue Collar Buzz’ Speaking About The Heroes To Heroes Foundation (Audio)

Hallmark Abstract Service President Michael Haltman appears on AM 970 The Answer

April 25th Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman appeared on an AM 970 The Answer segment of ‘Blue Collar Buzz’! Also serving as the combat veterans 501(c)(3) Heroes To Heroes Foundation Board Chair, Michael and ‘Blue Collar Buzz’ co-hosts Joe Maniscalco and Bill Hohlfeld discussed the upcoming June 15th Heroes To Heroes 2017 Charity Golf Outing, being held this year […]

Title Insurance: What Do You Know About The Underwriter Protecting Your Investment? (New York)

caveat emptor

When a buyer purchases residential or commercial real estate in New York, or is refinancing an existing mortgage, they will be acquiring title insurance along with it*! While title insurance will be protecting the owner against financial loss for what is likely their most valuable asset by ensuring that they have good and clear title to the property, […]

Infographic: Cost Of The 57 Most Common Home Improvement Projects!

the true cost of home improvement

When it’s time to renovate the home you own or to make plans for the renovation of the one that you’re going to buy, a common question is….How much is that going to cost? Funny you should ask, because HomeAdvisor has created an infographic that provides the national average cost for 57 of the most […]

How Can You Tell A Knockdown Home Versus A Renovation Project?

luxury living in New York

For prospective home buyers, gauging whether a potential home represents a knockdown and rebuild or a renovation project can often be an extremely personal decision! In other words, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!’ For some an existing home is ‘livable’ as-is by making some minor improvements such as new carpet and paint. For […]

Public Pension Funds Chasing Returns…Deja Vu All Over Again?

pension funds gambling with other peoples money

Remember the 2008 financial crisis? Of course you do as it crushed many individuals along with entities entrusted as fiduciary’s that were managing OPM or, other peoples money!  In the era leading-up to the implosion of the global financial markets, more than a few titans of finance from Wall Street to the streets of small school […]

Home Loans Have Never Been Bigger!

average mortgage size keeps moving higher

The average size of home loans, tracked by a Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) survey since 1990, have never been larger seeming to confirm the narrative that high demand and low inventory is pushing prices higher! __________________________________ Do you know everything that you need to know about your title insurance? Who is your underwriter? What is the […]

Like Real Estate And Mortgages Before, NYC Taxi Medallion Prices Crash!

nyc taxi medallions crash

Some old adages for investing go that ‘nothing goes up in a straight-line’, that ‘you don’t want to be the last one standing when the music stops’ and that ‘bulls and bears make money but pigs get slaughtered’! Investors in real estate and mortgages learned this lesson the hard way heading into, and then following, the […]