How to Find Lawyer

Legal problems often take people by surprise and put them in a difficult situation where they have to find the right lawyer without a lot of time to perform the necessary research. It’s bad enough that you have the legal issue to deal with in the first place; having to quickly […]

August 27th, 2012|Auto Accident, Case Results, Personal Injury Cases, Real Estate Law, Social Security, Workers Comp, Workplace Injury|Comments Off on How to Find Lawyer

Remodeling Projects That Give You the Biggest Return

Whether you are thinking about putting your home on the market in the near future or trying to consider which project will give you the biggest return on your investment, the following is a list of top home projects:

New front door
New garage door
Fiber-cement siding
Wood deck
Remodeled kitchen
Remodeled bathroom
Remodeled attic to add […]

August 24th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Remodeling Projects That Give You the Biggest Return

Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

Our friend, Fran McDavitt from Walpole’s RE/MAX Real Estate Center, recently shared some great information on how to maximize your home’s curb appeal. A few changes to your exterior appearance can have a great impact on how quickly you sell your home. An attractive home can capture the attention of […]

August 17th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Is Your Home Ready to Sell?

Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal?

Hi All,

Here is some great information from my good friend Fran McDavitt on “Curb Appeal” which I thought you might find useful if you are selling your home.

Let me know if you find this useful.

July 31st, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal?

Health Care Law Implications for Home Sellers

The question has been asked – does the new health care law impose a 3.8 percent tax on profits from selling your home?

The short answer is no, with very few exceptions. The first $250,000 in profit from the sale of a personal residence won’t be taxed, or the first $500,000 […]

July 10th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Health Care Law Implications for Home Sellers

Hire the Right Real Estate Attorney

Whether you are buying or selling your home, starting a business and purchasing office space, investing in real estate, signing a commercial lease, or participating in any other type of real estate transaction, moving forward without the right legal representation can wind up costing you dearly.

With large sums at stake, […]

May 18th, 2012|Case Results, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Hire the Right Real Estate Attorney

Are you Prepared to Enter a Bidding War?

We keep hearing it – the real estate market is heating up and mortgage rates are at record lows, and it appears we have now come full circle. According to this article from the Boston Globe, bidding wars are again a factor to contend with and catching many buyers by […]

April 20th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Are you Prepared to Enter a Bidding War?

Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Attorney?

For many, the purchase of a home is the single largest asset you will purchase, Therefore, you will want to protect your financial investment and avoid preventable mistakes. The best way to accomplish this is to hire a real estate attorney as soon as you make the decision to enter […]

April 13th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Attorney?

2012 Massachusetts Homestead Law Provides More Protection for Homeowners

Recently the Massachusetts Homestead Protection Act went into effect. This Act protects a homeowners principal residence against most claims of creditors.

There are several points to highlight:

Under the amended law, existing and valid homesteads under the old act remain intact under the new law and there is no need to refile […]

April 5th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on 2012 Massachusetts Homestead Law Provides More Protection for Homeowners

Thinking of Putting Your Home on the Market?

Spring is here and the housing market is heating up. According to a recent Massachusetts Association of Realtors report, single-family and condo sales in Massachusetts are up and outpacing last year’s market. Combine that with record low mortgage rates (under 4%) and you have a great opportunity for first-time home […]

April 4th, 2012|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Thinking of Putting Your Home on the Market?

Information About Selling Your Home After 2012

Dear Friends,

I received numerous inquiries from people about various subjects and my goal is to supply them with the information they need to make an informed decision or to educate them about a particular matter.  I practice real estate law for number of years and recently received an inquiry from […]

January 30th, 2012|Community News, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Information About Selling Your Home After 2012