Real Estate Information

We provide the following real estate legal services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire:

– Mortgage Placement
– Residential & Commercial Closings & Conveyancing
– Buyer, Seller & Developer Representation
– New Construction
– Property Disputes
– Purchase & Sale Agreement Review & Negotiation
– Title Examinations
– Condominium Law and Conversions
– Complete Title Service
– Deeds & Homesteads
Settlement, Closing, and Escrow
– Title Abstracts and Searches

Homeowners Insurance for Home Purchases in MA

Homeowners insurance is required for home purchases in MA. If it's your first time buying a home, you may be wondering what is required before and after closing. Here's what you need to know about homeowners insurance. Securing Homeowners Insurance Before Home Purchases in MA Before your scheduled

ICYMI – FHA MI Rates Are Dropping this Month

Update Jan. 20, 2017: The Trump administration cancelled this rate change.  Attention FHA Home Buyers,... FHA MI Rates are dropping this month! The new, lower rates apply to the monthly mortgage insurance premiums (and not the up-front premiums). How much money can this save you? Below are the

Mortgage Points | Should You Pay Points on Your Mortgage?

If you're evaluating mortgage options for a MA home purchase, you may be presented with a few different loan options. One common option is to pay points for a lower interest rate. Should you pay points on your mortgage? Before deciding, here are a few things that you should know. What Are Mortgage

What is a Clear to Close for MA Home Purchases?

  If you are using a mortgage for a MA home purchase, obtaining a clear to close is very important. It means that your loan has met all of the mortgage underwriting conditions. Up until that point, things still remain uncertain to some extent. Here's what you should know about getting a

Tax Deductible Homeownership Expenses

As the year comes to a close, we all know that tax season is right around the corner. One of the benefits of homeownership is the ability to deduct certain expenses from your income taxes, thereby reducing the amount of taxes that you may owe. Learn about tax deductible homeownership expenses and

Impact of Solar Panels on MA Home Sales

Solar panels are a great way to add energy efficiency to your home. However, if you lease your solar panels, it is important to know that they can complicate matters when it comes time to sell. Here's why. Solar Panel Contracts Most homeowners opt to lease solar panels since it requires no

Items Needed at Home Closings in MA

Your closing is approaching. Congrats! Here are a list of items needed at home closings in MA. Keep this in mind to prevent any last minute delays at the closing table. Buyer Items Needed at Home Closings Home buyers have a few important items to bring to closing. First,  a legal form of

MA Holiday Home Showings

It's the holidays, but that doesn't halt your home buying plans. If anything, you may take advantage of the extra days off to continue your house hunting. Before you cancel all of your personal holiday plans to dedicate time to MA holiday home showings, keep a few things in mind. Sellers May Delay

MA Smoke Detector Law for Homes Built Before 1975

If you own a home that was built before 1975, there are specific laws in MA when it comes to the installation of smoke detectors. As of December 1, 2016, there is an important change to this law. Here's what you need to know. An Overview of the Law in MA Smoke detectors are required in all

Avoid Closing Delays in Massachusetts | MA Homebuyer Tips

As you go through the process of buying home, the closing date is what you look forward to most. It marks the end of the home buying process and the start of the homeownership journey. You plan so many things around that special date,... packing, moving, child care, days off from work, etc. Closing