Real Estate Law

Should you Refinance your Home Mortgage?

If you currently have a home mortgage rate of 4.5% or higher, it may be a good time to refinance. Interest rates remain in the low 4’s or less depending on the type of loan program. The average rate for a jumbo 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to a year-to-date low of […]

September 9th, 2014|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Should you Refinance your Home Mortgage?

What to Expect from a Real Estate Attorney

Buying or selling a home or investing in a commercial property is a major commitment that takes careful planning and can be quite stressful. Hiring an experienced real estate attorney can help to reduce your stress as well as guide you through the process which can be difficult to understand […]

July 1st, 2014|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on What to Expect from a Real Estate Attorney

Preparing Your Home for the Spring Market

According to Punxsutawney Phil there are still six weeks of winter that lay ahead; but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start preparing your home for the spring market. If you are a home owner and have thought about selling your house, now is the time to get ready. Spring […]

February 4th, 2014|Selling A Home|Comments Off on Preparing Your Home for the Spring Market

Selling your Home in the Fall: How to Prepare

Spring and summer may be the most common time to sell a home, but selling your home in the fall can be just as successful. Fall home sales in Massachusetts hit an eight year high, so if you are considering selling your home, now is the time to do it. […]

November 8th, 2013|Selling A Home|Comments Off on Selling your Home in the Fall: How to Prepare

Home Sales in Massachusetts Continue to Rise

According to The Warren Group, home sales in Massachusetts have surpassed the 5,000 mark for the third time this year. 5,925 single-family homes were sold in August of this year compared to 5,204 in August of 2012.

The median price for a single-family home increased 10.6 percent to $340,000 in August, […]

October 1st, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Home Sales in Massachusetts Continue to Rise

Looking to Rent? Boston is Third Most Expensive City in U.S.

If you are looking to rent an apartment in Boston, you may want to do some research first. Boston was listed as the third most expensive city in the Nation for renters. The average monthly rental rate is a whopping $3,190.  That monthly figure would allow you to afford a […]

September 19th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Looking to Rent? Boston is Third Most Expensive City in U.S.

Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal by Investing in Landscaping

A well maintained lawn and your home’s curb appeal can improve the value of your property by as much as 15 percent. Investing 5 percent into the care of your lawn can provide you with that 15 percent return. Attractive landscaping can greatly reduce the amount of time your property […]

August 20th, 2013|Selling A Home|Comments Off on Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal by Investing in Landscaping

Massachusetts Top 25 Most Sought After Towns

The Massachusetts real estate market has been a buzz these past few months. Interest rates are still low, home prices affordable, and plenty of homes are on the market and selling quickly. Although not at its peak, the real estate market is climbing at a steady rate.

McGeough and Lamacchia Realty Inc. […]

August 13th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Massachusetts Top 25 Most Sought After Towns

You Should Buy a House Now

The time is right. You should buy a house now. Yes, not everyone is able to buy a house right now, but if you are able to, then do it. Over the next few years home prices will rise and so will the interest rates. There’s no time like the […]

July 10th, 2013|Real Estate Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Should Buy a House Now

How to Ensure your Mortgage Process Runs Smoothly and Efficiently

There are steps that you as a borrower, can take to see that your mortgage process takes place in a timely manner. If you have a standard purchase or re-finance, the loan processors and underwriters can have your loan done efficiently. However, it is up to you to provide all […]

June 27th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on How to Ensure your Mortgage Process Runs Smoothly and Efficiently

Have an Empty Nest? Now is a Good Time to Downsize

Have you had an empty nest for a while? Maybe the last child just moved out?  Now may be a good time to consider downsizing your home. With the recent upturn in the housing market it is easier to sell a home than just a few years ago. However, home […]

June 21st, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Have an Empty Nest? Now is a Good Time to Downsize

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Realtor to Sell Your Home

Hiring a realtor can either make or break the process of selling your home. A realtor with too little experience or who tends to flounder can cause more stress than you need at such a crucial time in your life. An experienced realtor who makes your interests his or her […]

May 30th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Realtor to Sell Your Home

Mortgage Delinquencies Improve, Home Purchases Make Comeback

Any one working in the mortgage industry these past two years knows they have had record low interest rates fueling refinances. Now, more good news. Business is heading their way. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) reports that the Purchase Index is the highest its been since May of 2010 and […]

May 20th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Mortgage Delinquencies Improve, Home Purchases Make Comeback

How to get a Bigger Bang for Your Buck with Home Renovations

Home renovations aren’t just for maintaining your home; they can add a large resale value when putting your home on the market. It is estimated that 10.5 million homes will be remodeled this year, with 30% of them being completed for resale purposes. The following are some helpful tips to make […]

April 24th, 2013|Selling A Home|Comments Off on How to get a Bigger Bang for Your Buck with Home Renovations

Housing Market on the Rise: When to Buy, When to Sell?

Spring is finally here. The tulips are sprouting, the birds are chirping, and “For Sale” signs are being hammered into the ground. Spring, especially here in New England, is the best time of year to sell your home. People come out of the woodwork, have money in their bank accounts […]

April 4th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Housing Market on the Rise: When to Buy, When to Sell?