Why Is The Residential Real Estate Market Under-performing Its Potential?

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Is it a good time to buy a home? A good time to sell? Time to sit on your hands and do nothing? Looking at simple statistics such as new home sales, existing homes sales, and housing starts may not tell the entire story or provide any real insight! So is there a metric that […]

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, […]

How Can A Real Estate Agent Create A 5-Star Experience For Homebuyers?

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What Attributes In A Real Estate Agent Would Help To Make A Homebuyers Experience With The Process, 5-Star? The infographic below was created by OpenListings.com, an online service that helps buyers locate the property of their dreams. The firm analyzed more than 900 5-Star reviews submitted by buyers in California and Washington State, and provide their […]

New York City Real Estate And The ‘Sliver Law’ – Rosenberg & Estis Of Counsel Attorney Frank Chaney Guest Contributor

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This article, contributed to the Hallmark Abstract Service blog by Rosenberg & Estis, concerns one specific aspect of New York City zoning law and real estate development. Rosenberg & Estis is a law firm with a strong presence in all facets that surround the New York real estate market. Article author and Rosenberg & Estis […]

What Is An Opportunity Zone? – Rosenberg & Estis Member Adam Sanders Guest Contributor

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This article concerning Opportunity Zones was contributed by Rosenberg & Estis, a law firm with a strong presence in all facets surrounding the New York real estate market. Article author and firm Member Adam Sanders represents New York-based property owners and developers with acquisitions and developments of real property in and around New York City. For any readers […]

Some Caveats If You’re Thinking About Buying A Multi-Family Property!

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Income producing multi-family property has a certain allure for investors looking to diversify their portfolio into real estate! And why not, as on the 1st of each and every month the owner will receive cash flow from the building’s residents who will seek them out to hand over their rent check! One would hope! This type […]

The Heroes To Heroes Foundation West Coast Charity Golf Outing At Riviera Country Club, Was An Overwhelming Success!

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October 1, 2018, the combat veterans 501(c)(3) Heroes To Heroes Foundation held its 1st Annual West Coast Charity Golf Outing at the historic Riviera Country Club, located in Pacific Palisades, California! (Note: The Heroes To Heroes Foundation website has been completely revamped! View it here: https://heroestoheroes.org/) The event at Riviera, a Top 100 course that’s ranked #37 […]

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, […]

Treasury Yield Curve And The Fed Rate Decision: Is The Federal Reserve Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place?

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The conventional wisdom among fixed income market seers is that the Federal Reserve will continue to tighten credit, raising the fed funds target rate multiple more times before they are finished! This is due to a stronger economy, inflation under control and unemployment at low levels suggesting full employment. This scenario presents the Fed with a […]

Tables Have Turned On Home Sellers Who Now Face A Supply Surge And Price Cut Volume Greater Than 2009!

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The residential real estate mantra for the past couple of years has been that rising home prices have, in large part, been based on a better economy but more importantly from a lack of supply of homes for sale! And invoking the law of supply and demand, as any first-year economics major will explain, says […]