Wednesday, August 22, 2012

News about the mortgage interest deduction!



One of the critical pieces of any real estate investment, the mortgage interest deduction (MID), has always served as something of a bi-partisan political football!
For those who may be unfamiliar the MID allows homeowners to deduct the interest paid on their mortgage from taxable income (subject of course to certain IRS rules) making it one of the only tax breaks for a large number of Americans.
Read the full article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.
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Service, attention to detail, fast turnaround times, going the extra mile in every aspect of the transaction and reasonable pricing on non-policy related fees. These are just some of the things we focus on and that our clients have come to expect from us!
And that’s why we continue to earn their business, time and time again!
Call or email us today to set-up an appointment and we will come to your office, learn about the nuances of your practice and explain to you the way that we approach ours!
Mike Haltman, Owner
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mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Business continuity and disaster preparedness!


How prepared is your business for an event that has the potential to shut you down, force a dislocation of key employees and/or potentially compromise your stored data?
Recently I had the good fortune to attend a presentation given by a gentleman whose expertise fell in this area that most of us are aware needs to be addressed but that typically isn’t. It’s kind of the business equivalent of estate planning for individuals...
Read the rest of the article at the new home of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Social media, ethics and the law


At the ABA Annual meeting in Chicago that finishes up today social media and ethics have a clear place on the agenda!
When it comes to communication with clients, prospective clients or colleagues anyone who is reading this article surely will understand that social media and other technology has changed the landscape for doing business...