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What is Title Insurance?

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: News, Title Insurance|Tags: , , , |

What is Title Insurance? There are two kinds of title insurance policies: Lender’s and Owner’s. Banks will require that a Lender’s title policy be prepared on their behalf.  A lender wants to be sure that their interest in the property is protected.  If you take out a mortgage loan [...]

Do I Really Need an LLC

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Do I really need an LLC?  There is a liability risk in just about anything you do. When I taught Business Law the example I would always give my students was, if you are having a lemonade stand, you probably don’t need an LLC. There is very little risk [...]

Trusts 101: Should I Buy Property in the Name of a Trust?

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News|Tags: , , |

Trusts 101: Should I Buy Property in the Name of a Trust? The primary reason for the use of a Trust is to separate the legal ownership in the Trustee from the equitable ownership in the Beneficiaries. This separation of legal and equitable ownership may shield the Beneficiaries from [...]

Five Tips for Buying a Property with Tenants

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News|Tags: , , , |

Five Tips for Buying a Property with Tenants  Whether you are interested in a buying a home to use as a primary residence or an investment property, it’s possible that the property is currently occupied by tenants. If that’s the case, there are a few things you should consider [...]

What Does A Closing Attorney Do?

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Closing, Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News|Tags: , , |

What Does a Closing Attorney Do? Massachusetts requires that a Lender be represented by an Attorney. This really is to the benefit of the borrower. Often referred to as “Closing Attorneys,” they will be in charge of reviewing all loan documents and explaining them in a common sense way [...]

Purchase and Sale Agreement FAQs

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News|Tags: , , |

Purchase and Sale Agreement FAQs Your purchase may well be one of the most important legal transactions in your lifetime. The underlying and governing contract for that process will be your purchase and sale agreement (P & S). It is a legally binding contract, and one that you should [...]

The Most Common Ways to Hold Title to Property in Massachusetts

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News, Title Insurance|Tags: , , |

The Most Common Ways to Hold Title to Property in Massachusetts There are a lot of different ways you can “hold title” to property in Massachusetts. Holding title means you have some form of ownership over the property. How you choose to hold title is dependent on a lot [...]

How Long Does it Take to Close on a Home?

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Closing, Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News|Tags: , , |

How Long Does it Take to Close on a Home? Any good lawyer will tell you “that depends,” but generally speaking between 30-45 days is the most common timeframe in Massachusetts. Exactly how long it take varies greatly on your transaction. If you have already made an Offer, you [...]

Why So Much Paperwork?

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Massachusetts Closing Lawyer, News, Title Insurance|Tags: , , , |

Why So Much Paperwork? Clients ask that a lot! I get it. There are a lot of documents that need to be signed from the moment you apply for a loan, until the day you are getting the keys to your dream home—you will be reviewing, reading and hopefully---understanding [...]

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