Real Estate Law

Unemployment Rates Drop, People are Spending Money, and Homes are being Sold

There’s no doubt that America has seen some dark times over the past few years with unemployment rates spiking, home values dropping, and businesses failing. However, there appears to be a light at the end of the dark tunnel. The February jobs report that was recently issued provided some interesting […]

March 20th, 2013|Business Law, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Unemployment Rates Drop, People are Spending Money, and Homes are being Sold

Key Points to Selling Your Home

When selling your home, it is important to make sure that it stands out from the others. If your home lacks in certain areas, you can play up the features that make it unique. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when creating a listing:

Point out features […]

February 21st, 2013|Selling A Home|Comments Off on Key Points to Selling Your Home

How to Prepare for a Real Estate Closing

Real Estate Closing (or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estate transaction.

The closing date is set during the negotiation phase, and is usually several weeks after the offer is formally accepted. On the closing date, the parties consummate the purchase contract, and ownership of the property is […]

January 22nd, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on How to Prepare for a Real Estate Closing

Are You Ready to be a First Time Home Buyer?

Now, more than ever, is a great time to be a first time home buyer. Housing costs are low, interest rates are at a record low, and you don’t own a home that you have to worry about selling and most likely lose a profit. However, just because it is […]

January 15th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Are You Ready to be a First Time Home Buyer?

Why Use a Real Estate Attorney?

Buying or selling a home is a significant financial decision that is best conducted when a professional is hired to handle the transaction. Having a Real Estate Attorney involved in the purchase or sale of your home helps to ensure that your rights are protected, as well as seeing that […]

December 6th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Why Use a Real Estate Attorney?

Understanding a No Point No Fee Option

The “no point no fee” mortgage option has been in the news recently. This post from the Boston Globe provides some great information. Please contact our office if you have any questions related to a real estate transaction.

“The Massachusetts Association of Buyer’s Agents (MABA) is more supportive of two other CFPB proposals – […]

November 8th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Understanding a No Point No Fee Option

Home Prices on the Rise While Foreclosures Fall

The following report indicates that the real estate market recovery is continuing. Please view the following article as published in this weeks Boston Globe.

“The latest measures of the state housing market’s recovery pointed in the right direction Tuesday, with foreclosures declining and home prices rising.

Single-family home values in the Boston […]

November 5th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Home Prices on the Rise While Foreclosures Fall

Realtor Confidence Continues to Rise in Massachusetts

The September Massachusetts Association of Realtors Report (MAR) indicates the realtors confidence continues to rise. For the last 14 months, MAR’s Realtor Market Confidence Index (RMCI) rose. Bottoming out in 2011, realtors are seeing more movement in the market.

“We’ve come a long way in terms of confidence in the market since […]

October 18th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Realtor Confidence Continues to Rise in Massachusetts

7 Strategies for Building Wealth

Fran McDavitt, with RE/MAX has shared some very important and useful information on how to start building wealth. I hope you find this helpful as you evaluate your financial future.

For many people, money is a source of stress. Wheather saving for a rainy day or for your next home, there […]

October 16th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on 7 Strategies for Building Wealth

Shorter-Term Mortgage Loans Appealing to More Homeowners

With falling interest rates, many homeowners are opting for short-term loans. This article from today’s Boston Globe is a good resource for homeowners or anyone thinking about entering the housing market:

As mortgage interest rates fall further into uncharted territory, more homeowners in Massachusetts and across the United States are refinancing home […]

October 15th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Shorter-Term Mortgage Loans Appealing to More Homeowners

Want to Sell Your Home Faster?

How you describe your home can be just as important as how it looks. This article from the Wall Street Journal shares some great tips on how to position your home:

Want to sell your house fast? It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.

Houses that real-estate agents describe as […]

October 12th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Want to Sell Your Home Faster?

Massachusetts Homeowners Receiving Relief from National Foreclosure Settlement

If you are a Massachusetts’ resident and lost your home to foreclosure from January 1 to December 31, 2008, this news, as reported by the Boston Business Journal, may apply to you:

More than 21,000 Bay State borrowers are being mailed claim forms today as part of the $25 billion National […]

October 10th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Massachusetts Homeowners Receiving Relief from National Foreclosure Settlement

Massachusetts Real Estate Confidence Continues to Rise

As reported on the The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) website (9/18/2012):

Today MAR announced that the REALTOR® Market Index (RMI) has gone up for the 13th straight month compared to the year before. The REALTOR® Price Index (RPI) continues to be near all-time highs and has been over the 60-point mark […]

September 20th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Massachusetts Real Estate Confidence Continues to Rise

Residential Home Sales Picking Up

A recent housing report from the National Association of Realtors provides yet another piece of evidence that the housing market is  picking up.

Overall, the time it takes to sell a home is shorter. The average time a home spent on the market this past spring into the summer was 70 […]

September 7th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Residential Home Sales Picking Up

This Month in Real Estate

Numerous reports show that the housing market is improving. Mortgage rates are at an all-time low and housing prices have been on the rise for the last 13 months. If you are considering putting your home on the market or making a purchase, an important first step in the process is getting […]

August 31st, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on This Month in Real Estate