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Michael Haltman
Works at Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
Attended University at Albany, The State University of New York
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Financial Troika: Greece, China And Puerto Rico!
Do Americans, waking-up to the fact that Greece has voted NO to its creditors demands, also understand the risks posed by China and Puerto Rico?  Likely not! Read more about it at  LI here . Advertisement  
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Greeks Vote No!
Now that it appears that the Greek people have voted NO to the bailout terms of its creditors, what happens next? Read about it at LI here . Advertisement  
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Happy July 4th! (Fantastic Fireworks Video)
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Greek Beer versus Bonds #greececrisis   #sovereigndebt   #greece   #greekreferendum  
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Some Facts Behind The 'Headline' June Jobs Report! #jobsreport #economy #jobs #unemployment
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Greek Tragedy - A Metaphor! #greece   #greececrisis   #EU   #europe   #financialmarkets  
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Financial Troika: Greece, China And Puerto Rico! 

Do Americans, waking-up to the fact that Greece has voted NO to its creditors demands, also understand the risks posed by China and Puerto Rico?...
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Greeks vote No! ‪#‎Greferendum‬ ‪#‎HistoryInTheMaking‬ ‪#‎Greece‬ ‪#‎Grexit‬ ‪#‎Graccident‬ ‪#‎Eurozone‬ ‪#‎Europe‬
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A leak in the Eurozone wall. Will it turn into a flood?
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Greek Beer versus Bonds
Sunday the Greeks will be holding a vote on whether or not the country wants to stay in the Eurozone (as I write this the outcome is termed to close to call)! But certainly the story, regardless of whether the vote there is yay or nay, likely does not end t...
Conservative insights, analysis and opinion on all of the events occurring around the world that have the potential to affect our lives. These events can involve political, governmental or societal issues as well as anything having to do with our economic well-being.
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Some Facts Behind The 'Headline' June Jobs Report!
The media and the President will tout the headline jobs numbers that on the surface sound like the country is moving in the right direction. But the truth appears to be a little bit different. Read about the facts behind the headlines at LI here . Advertise...
Conservative insights, analysis and opinion on all of the events occurring around the world that have the potential to affect our lives. These events can involve political, governmental or societal issues as well as anything having to do with our economic well-being.
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Greek Tragedy - A Metaphor!
After reading this metaphor for the mess that is Greece, please let me know your thoughts on whether it accurately tells the story. Read at  LI here . Advertisement  
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July 4th Fireworks: Where To Watch In New York City #july4th   #macys   #NYC   #NewYork  
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Long Island, New York title insurance company.
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  • Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
    Owner, 2008 - present
    Provide title insurance for residential and commercial real estate transactions in New York and nationwide. Hallmark Abstract Service underwrites its deals through Chicago Title.
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131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205, Jericho, New York 11753
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Michael Haltman, Owner, Hallmark Abstract Service
Introduction

Hallmark Abstract Service provides title insurance for residential and commercial real estate transactions in New York State and nationwide, underwriting through Chicago Title!

Michael Haltman started Hallmark Abstract Service in 2008 with two primary goals!

Number one was to create a title insurance company that would provide our clients with a superior finished product while affording them a seamless and stress-free process.

Number two was to make the experience of working with Hallmark Abstract Service as easy and as pleasurable as obtaining title insurance for a real estate transaction could possibly be!

From the sheer number of satisfied clients who keep coming back to Hallmark Abstract Service for their title insurance needs, I believe that we have accomplished our goals in the past, and we will continue striving to improve on them in the future!

My Background

In 1980 I earned an undergraduate degree in economics followed in 1984 by an MBA in finance with a concentration in tax-exempt finance. With this focus on the municipal market I became a municipal bond analyst at Shearson/Lehman Brothers tasked with following both general obligation issuers on the city and state level as well as housing bonds secured by mortgage pools.

This experience at Shearson/Lehman Brothers followed by stints at PaineWebber and Citigroup provided a broad framework of understanding concerning the mechanics of mortgage debt in terms of prepayment experience, mortgage quality and the expected duration of a portfolio.

Leaving Wall Street I formed Exeter Commercial which worked in tandem with various financial institutions that would package loan bundles and resell them to REMICS (real estate mortgage investment conduits). Title insurance was a critical part of the underwriting and closing process.

At the peak of the financial crisis, I recognized both an opportunity and need as many title firms, for a variety of reasons, closed their doors. Out of this, Hallmark Abstract Service was born.

 

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  • University at Albany, The State University of New York
    MBA, Finance, 1982 - 1984
  • University at Albany, The State University of New York
    B.S., Economics, 1976 - 1980
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