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Solar panels can be a lien

Read this informative advisory for those of you considering a solar panel installation on your home. Advertisements

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ALTA BEST PRACTICES

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) has enacted new RESPA regulations which will require all residential lenders to insure that their vendors, including settlement agents, are in compliance with new requirements for the security of closings and borrower’s non-public information.   … Continue reading

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Beware of Deed Copy Scam Folks who recently closed on a purchase are receiving a scam letter directing them to pay $85 for a copy of their recorded deed!  Do not comply with this letter.  Read the story in the … Continue reading

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Docket Online – Probate and Land Courts A huge development in Massachusetts – we can now search the dockets for Probate Court for any County and the Massachusetts Land Court in Boston.  For those of us who depend on providing … Continue reading

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New Residential Furnaces at 90% Food for thought for any home sellers having a home with a furnace in need of upgrade.  Starting May 1, 2013, any furnace installed in a Massachusetts home must have a 90% efficiency rating.  This … Continue reading

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More Good News – Massachusetts Real Estate

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Massachusetts Housing Improving?

I am seeing some slight improvements but I think it may be a slow and steady pace of climbing home prices.

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Massachusetts Homesteads – Know Your Seller’s Marital Status

As of March 16th, Massachusetts has a new Homestead law and if you are a seller’s broker or lawyer, you need to know a little bit more about your client.  Since Homestead on a person’s residence is now automatic for … Continue reading

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Snow’s Gone – – Spring is here!

Just a pile or two here or there.  Can it be over?  True sign of Spring will be home buyers making their way to all those open houses!  Prices are down, rates are down, there are deals to be made. … Continue reading

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End of Year Push

Well we’ve all had our fill of turkey and pie.  Time to get the deals done from Black Friday to New Years.  Let’s end 2010 with a bang.

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