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Business Links of Interest for Christmas Week 2014!

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With Christmas a mere two days away and 2014 coming up fast, one or more of these articles will hopefully prove helpful as we plan our business strategies for the New Year!

Attract more real estate clients by eliminating tolerations, practicing extreme self-care – Read more about toleration avoidance or those little distractions that sometimes distract us from the greater task at hand!

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic) – Because who amongst us doesn’t want to be more productive?

Nation’s Law Schools See Lowest Enrollment Since 1975 – Less than 40,000 for the first time in over 40 years!

Which charity? – If your business is considering becoming involved with a specific charitable cause in 2014, these are some insights that may help.

For questions about title insurance or to compare the title bill for your New York residential or commercial real estate purchase or refinance please visit Hallmark Abstract Service at http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com or send us an email at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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The ultimate in New York City living! (Photos)

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Very few Americans live life in the style that whoever buys this New York City townhouse has obviously grown, or will grow, accustomed to!

On the market with an asking price of $114MM it provides all of the luxury that any buyer could possibly imagine and then some!

But remember that $114MM is only the asking price and that you could come in at say $90MM to try and steal it!

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Photos courtesy of Curbed

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Blackstone Group, the largest owner of rental homes in the United States! (Infographic)

The Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm, became the largest owner of rental homes in the U.S., acquiring 41,000 homes in the past two years.

In October, Blackstone offered the first-ever “rental-home-backed” security on Wall Street.

The bond is backed by just a fraction — 3,207 — of the rental properties owned by Blackstone. Monthly rent checks from the properties will be used to service the $479.1 million security.‘ (Source)

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Note: For questions about title insurance or to compare the title bill for your New York residential or commercial real estate purchase or refinance please visit Hallmark Abstract Service at http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com or send us an email at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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The Non-Taper September Surprise and other articles of interest!

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Non-Taper September Surprise!

The consensus in the financial markets leading up to the Fed announcement yesterday was that, at the very least, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would announce a drop in monthly bond purchases of a minimum of $10 billion from the current level of $85 billion.

That didn’t happen as Bernanke left the number unchanged due to the Fed’s analysis of the current state of the US economy and the forecast going forward of stubbornly high unemployment and a relatively weak level of GDP growth.

The article from Seeking Alpha below gives more of an overview of the rationale behind the Fed’s decision and, in addition, there are links provided to other articles for law firms, non-law businesses and real estate companies that we hope you will find interesting, relevant and useful.

The Federal Reserve Surprises With ‘No Taper’ Announcement

‘The Federal Open Market Committee met on Tuesday and Wednesday and decided not to taper Quantitative Easing (QE) not even by a small amount, so the $85 billion monthly bond-buying program remains in place until further notice…’

The Market Pulse from Corelogic

How I Analyze a Real Estate Deal, Step by Step

‘There’s no shortage of investment opportunities. You’ve heard it before but “the deal of a lifetime comes along once a week-” assuming you’re looking! So we prioritize our time, and when a property is presented to us, we first determine how fast we need to act. If it’s been on LoopNet for 4 months, we’ll stick it on the back burner no matter how appealing the numbers…’

Why Your Employees Need to Make More Mistakes

‘Large companies have many advantages over smaller newcomers: lots of resources, plenty of capital and longstanding customer relationships. Also, big companies, with their more experienced personnel and more complex procedures, tend to make fewer mistakes. But that isn’t actually an advantage. In fact, for a new company, a willingness to make mistakes is a strength that management should seek to leverage…’

The Art of Closing a Deal, Today

‘Dealmaking is tough enough in the best of times. But in a period of high competition and a recovering lending environment, brokers—particularly mortgage brokers—have their hands full, trying to orchestrate the best deals for their clients. Just ask Simon Ziff, president of Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, a locally based boutique real estate capital advisory firm specializing in a variety of financing solutions…’

For any information or to find the answer to questions concerning title insurance for either residential or commercial real estate transactions you can contact Hallmark Abstract Service by:

Email: orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com,

Phone: 516.741.4723

Or by visiting our website at www.HallmarkAbstractllc.com.

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November 25, 2013 Long Island Fight for Charity Tickets

Come and watch Hallmark Abstract Service President Mike Haltman step into the ring for charity by purchasing your FFC tickets here!

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New York Real Estate Stories For August 19th, 2013

The New York City online real estate market was rocked Monday by the purchase of StreetEasy by Zillow!

  • Zillow Buys Real-Estate Website StreetEasy for $50 Million – ‘Zillow Inc. (Z), operator of the largest U.S. real-estate website, agreed to acquire StreetEasy for $50 million in cash to expand its coverage of the New York market…’
  • Real Estate Brokers Lose Some Curb Appeal – ‘…Tens of thousands of real estate agents and brokers around New York were stripped of their corporate titles this year – senior vice president, managing director and the like – after the New York Department of State, which issues real estate licenses, said the use of corporate honorifics without any actual corporate duties was, in fact, illegal…’
  • We were once Detroit – ‘…Almost 40 years ago, New York City was teetering on bankruptcy, crime was rampant and buildings were being abandoned, while Detroit was awash in cash and the city was expanding, due to the tremendous growth of automobile manufacturing in and around the city…’
  • Where’s the affordable housing? – ‘Two new reports on affordable housing creation around the city call developers on the carpet for not creating enough units…’
  • U.S Tennis Association puts a roof on it – ‘…The main attraction is a new roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium, which will protect matches at the U.S. Open from the rain delays that have plagued the tournament in recent years—while angering the event’s broadcasters….’
  • Barclays scores Nassau Coliseum revamp project – ‘After three months of fierce competition, the Barclays Center team is victorious in the match to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum, beating out archrival Madison Square Garden Co. for the 63-acre prize in Uniondale, Long Island…’
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