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Michael Haltman
Works at Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
Attended University at Albany, The State University of New York
Lived in New York, New York
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In ‘The German Doctor,’ Argentinian film director Lucia Puenzo focuses on Nazis who found new lives in her country. But when she started, she hadn’t been thinking of Josef Mengele.
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Are you looking to buy a house? Trying to sell a house? This article contains the lists of the Top 10 fastest-moving housing markets in the US and the Top 10 slowest-moving.

Great information no matter which side of the transaction you are on. #realestate   #homebuyers   #homeselling   #top10  
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Do you want to kick someones ass? (Video)
Then why not do it for charity! If you want to have the greatest experience of your life while helping to raise money for three extremely deserving charities, then the 2014 Edition Long Island Fight for Charity is for you. At the Main Event in November you ...
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The art of being situationally aware!
The subject of this article is situational awareness and the steps an individual can take to avoid becoming the victim of a crime. Let's say it's 9 PM and you are walking back to your car in the parking lot of a large mall... Read it at HAS here . Advertise...
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Housing: The good, the bad and the ugly!
Are you looking to buy a house? Trying to sell a house? This article contains the lists of the Top 10 fastest-moving housing markets in the US and the Top 10 slowest-moving. Great information no matter which side of the transaction you are on. You can find ...
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The chart in this article clearly illustrates what most people who are in the market to buy real estate are already keenly aware of.

That for every 1/4% increase in the mortgage rate, the amount of house that they will be able to afford is going to drop! #realestate   #mortgagerates   #buyingahome  
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If you want to have the greatest experience of your life while helping to raise money for three extremely deserving charities, then the 2014 Edition Long Island Fight for Charity is for you.

At the Main Event in November you will step into the ring for a 3-round bout in front of 1,500 screaming fans for an experience you will never forget! #charity   #boxing   #LongIsland   #NYC   #Autism   #fundraising   #fitness   #networking  
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How can real estate be like an MRI?
What do CT Scans and MRI's have to do with a residential or commercial real estate transaction? Not much but when it comes to looking inside a deal below the surface of numbers and outward appearance a real estate MRI machine would certainly come in handy! ...
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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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New York, New York - Albany, New York - Bellmore, New York
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516-741-4723
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131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205, Jericho, New York 11753
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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!

I 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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