Unintended Consequences of Covid-19: New York Real Estate Transactions Slowing to a Crawl!

Keeping our eye on the prize

______________________________________ Summary: Keeping our eye on the prize…Getting commercial and residential real estate transactions to the closing table! The Covid-19 pandemic brought to the forefront some of the potential roadblocks that can, under extraordinary circumstances, throw roadblocks into the normal process that brings a New York State real estate transaction from contract to closing. From […]

CLOSING ON YOUR HOME REMOTELY IN A PANDEMIC, Michele Cea, Esq. Guest Author

As a bonus to the readers of the Hallmark Abstract Service blog, we will periodically feature industry experts as guest authors. In this role they provide an inside look at topics surrounding the New York residential and commercial real estate industry with information that is invaluable! If anyone would ever like to contribute, articles need not […]

New York Residential Real Estate Professionals: Differentiation Through Technology (On Your Phone and Online)!

Real estate technology

Real estate technology that provides high level information to New York homebuyers and real estate professionals sooner, rather than later, in a transaction! Professionals include attorneys handling a real estate transaction, real estate agents and mortgage originators. Hallmark Abstract Service management is constantly focused on developing tools for real estate professionals (also great for homebuyers), that we […]

For New York Homebuyers, Demystifying A Large Part Of The The Closing Table Experience!

Register For The Free Hallmark Abstract Service App at the Link Below and Calculate Closing Costs, and Much More, Before You Even Put a Bid On Your New York Dream Home!  New York Title Insurance Bill On Demand, Online or On Your Phone (click here to Register) The Residential Real Estate Closing Table! The day has arrived and, […]

The Hallmark Abstract Service Title Bill App Is Live, And The Reviews Have Been Phenomenal!

For Real Estate Professionals (Attorney, RE Agent, Mortgage Broker), Knowledge is Power and Information is King! Hallmark Abstract Service Can Now Provide You With That Knowledge With The HAS Title Bill App (example below)! The HAS App is Designed to give attorneys, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and even homebuyers in New York key information about […]

New York Homebuyer, Attorney or Real Estate Agent? Calculate Title Insurance Costs, On Demand, With The Hallmark Abstract Service App!

Calculate  New York Title Insurance Costs at the Very Beginning of a Transaction, Using The ‘GET A QUOTE’ App in the Lower Right-hand Corner of the Hallmark Abstract Service Website!  You can also install our app on your phone to access a title insurance quote anywhere, and in realtime (contact info@hallmarkabstractllc.com for details). In A New York State […]

First American Title Facing Civil Charges Filed By New York Regulators for a Massive Data Security Breach!

Absolute Cybersecurity Protection is an Imperative for Title Insurance Companies in New York!  In 2017 the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) implemented 23 NYCRR 500 designed to make sure that firms in certain industries have cybersecurity protocols in place to securely protect the NPI, or non-public information, of their clients. To summarize the parameters, […]

Can U.S. Interest Rates Ever Be Allowed To Rise, I Ask Again Three Years Later?

Spoiler Alert: The simple answer is that of course they can in the event of runaway inflation and/or an overheated economy, but in light of $26 trillion in federal debt that will soon rise by at least $1 trillion through additional stimulus (not to mention budget deficits for the foreseeable future), the question is whether […]

WeWork In The Covid And Post-Covid Coworking Race by Bill Conerly (Guest Author/Forbes.com)

WeWork, Past, Present and Future! Whether it’s the potential for recession, expected post-coronavirus vacancies in office buildings, a reticence by employees to take elevators to a high floor or, simply the competition presented by other coworking spaces, WeWork’s survival strategy is fraught with risk. On-the-other-hand, many of these same issues may also be the reason why […]

For New Yorkers, Being #1 Is Not Always The Best!

New York State, according to research at WealthManagement.com, is #1 among the 50 states in the tax burden on its residents! As the owner of a title insurance company I am obviously concerned with the health of the New York State real estate market. The levy of property taxes are always in focus, as are […]