Do you ever wonder…The State of the NYC Commercial Real Estate Market!

May 4th on LinkedIn Live from 6-6:30PM join host Mike Haltman, CEO of Hallmark Abstract Service, for a discussion with special guest Rob Kuppersmith about… The State of the New York City Commercial Real Estate Market Now and Into the Future! Register on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/doyoueverwonder-thestateoftheny6790662015712161792/ Rob Kuppersmith is a Managing Director with Cushman & Wakefield. […]

FHA Mortgages: Delinquencies Have Hit 17.5%!

We are all aware of the significant and often tragic financial hardships that currently exists for a great many American households due to Covid-19, and the associated impact it has had on the U.S. economy! For homeowners who currently have FHA mortgages, a report from American Enterprise Institute titled ‘10 metros most threatened by high numbers […]

Podcasting 101: How to get the ball rolling

As a title insurance company, why would we start a podcast? Podcasting is a great tool for presenting both the expertise and thought leadership of ourselves and our business, to an audience we feel would benefit from it and who we would like to meet. But, for one reason or another, for the most part […]

Death By Suicide: Help Heroes To Heroes Foundation Save Lives at Our July 12, 2021 Charity Golf Event!

(Note: Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Michael Haltman serves as Board Chair of the Heroes To Heroes Foundation. Read more about the organization and mission here, The Heroes To Heroes Foundation – Because 20 Veterans A Day Die By Suicide!) The 2021 Heroes To Heroes Foundation Cliff Nolan Memorial Outing! Tuesday, July 12, 2021 Sunningdale Country Club, Scarsdale, New […]

Title Insurance Claims Experience: The Performance of Your New York Title Insurance Policy Provider Really Does Matter! (Video)

Title insurance in New York: Just a commodity product, right? If you asked you would likely be told that the title insurance policy, critical for protecting what may be the single greatest financial transaction a buyer has ever entered into, is nothing but a commodity product and will be exactly the same regardless of the […]

Introducing The Hallmark Abstract Service Title Insurance Video Education Series!

For most of the 12+ years that Hallmark Abstract Service has been providing title insurance for New York State residential and commercial real estate transactions, we have been writing articles and using other means such as social media, to educate the consumer about what is often the unknown ‘commodity’ of title insurance! We have placed ‘commodity’ […]

Cats Have No Place In A Legal Proceeding…A Legal Ethics Lesson! (Viral Video)

By now you, along with 10.3 million of your friends, have likely seen the unfortunate situation an attorney found himself in during a Zoom hearing. Present at said hearing was the judge and this poor attorneys adversary! If for some reason you have not seen it, we share it below. But more importantly, this episode presents itself […]

Law Firm (or any business) Podcasting…Tips For Getting Started!

Why Do Law Firms and Real Estate-related Companies Become Podcasters? There are many critical and important reasons for the effort, although for some just hearing the phrase ‘we’re going to start a podcast’ can create a high degree of anxiety! Why is that? Because being on stage and the center of attention can, for many, be a […]

Mortgage Tax Expansion: New York’s Commercial Real Estate Industry Is In The Crosshairs!

  Cash Cow, Easy Money, Low-Hanging Fruit, Meal Ticket, Golden Goose… These are just some of the words and phrases to describe how the real estate industry in New York State and New York City in particular is viewed by the powers-that-be in Albany and City Hall! And of course it’s not just the developers […]

Real Estate, Federal Spending, Deficits and $1 Trillion!

We’re A Title Insurance Company! Why Is This About Federal Spending? Because All Roads Lead To The Economy, And A Healthy Economy Is Led By The Real Estate Market! Economic strength or weakness is a key factor that helps to dictate the condition of the real estate market. Federal, state and local taxes along with […]