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The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel is written for the purpose of keeping our clients and subscribers current on any issues that may have the potential to impact the real estate, mortgage or title insurance markets. Examples of these issues include the current foreclosure crisis and the potential that foreclosures already completed could be overturned due to a variety of legal issues.
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Continuing Legal Education (CLE): "The effects of the foreclosure crisis on the practice of law: How to avoid the pitfalls" On March 10, 2011, Hallmark Abstract Service was honored to participate in a CLE program that was produced jointly by the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the Puerto ...
03/14/2011
    Freddie Mac is dropping one of the law firms in Florida that is under investigation for the handling of home repossessions.The Marshall C. Watson Law firmWill the removal of files from law firms around the country become more of the rule than the exception as improprieties continue to be expo...
03/12/2011
From The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel, courtesy of Hallmark Abstract Service in New York March 7, 2011 a term-sheet for a settlement with the mortgage servicers was released by all the 50 states attorney's general. A first blush analysis of this proposal made the reader think more of a light slap o...
03/12/2011
MERS, LPS, Bogus assignments This short clip provided and narrated by stopforeclosurefraud.com goes through one particularly egregious example shoddy/bogus/fraudulent documentation. This is just the tip of the iceberg that caused a bank the size of HSBC to freeze foreclosures.
03/03/2011
Academy Award winning documentary on Wall Street, greed and lack of any prosecutions of the key playersFrom the New York Times “Inside Job,” a searing piece of muckraking on the causes of the financial crisis, took home the Oscar for Best Documentary. Charles Ferguson, the film’s outspoken direct...
02/28/2011
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SERS not MERS! If you have been a reader of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel then by now you are aware of MERS and the controversy that surrounds it. The Mortgage Electronic Recording System has been at the heart of questionable foreclosures due to standing issues, as well as for having aided in th...
02/24/2011
From Hallmark Abstract Service LLC MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration System) and the avoidance of mortgage recording feesCurrently MERS is dealing with a storm in the foreclosure arena over whether or not a lender was legally able to foreclose on a mortgage in MERS name. This has led the fir...
02/23/2011
From The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel (http://hallmarkabstractllc.blogspot.com) MERS - The Mortgage Electronic Registration System issues an Announcement that appears to be an attempt to put the genie back into the bottle Summary: MERS has told its members not to foreclose in its name on home loans...
02/17/2011
While the title of the the article rhymes, the proposal is far from entertaining On page 1 of the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget of the U.S. Government you can begin to read The Budget Message of the President. In the preamble he discusses the recession and the fact that due to fiscal realities we face ...
02/14/2011
While this decision does not help Ms. Agard (due to Res judicata) it does seriously call into question the validity of MERS assigning mortgages on behalf of its members/lenders. These are some excerpts from the decision which can be read in its entirety here. "...The Court recognizes that an adve...
02/13/2011
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The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel is written for the purpose of keeping our clients and subscribers current on any issues that may have the potential to impact the real estate, mortgage or title insurance markets. Examples of these issues include the current foreclosure crisis and the potential that foreclosures already completed could be overturned due to a variety of legal issues.