Jun
01

Mortgage Practices Continue to Be Scrutinized by the Courts

The mortgage industry continues to be a subject of heavy scrutiny in both the press and the courts. Some issues, such as the industry’s widespread failure to properly prove ownership prior to foreclosure and the marketing of subprime loans, have made national news. Others, such as lenders’ failure to pay recording fees when mortgages are… Continue reading »

Jun
01

Reviewing Your Purchase & Sale Agreement

The purchase of a new home is an exciting and stressful time for buyers. The buying of a new home may not only be the most significant and largest purchase most people will make, but it also involves the law of real property, which is unique and presents special problems. The legal issues that arise… Continue reading »

Feb
24

New Homestead Law is Welcome Change to Homeowners

On December 16, 2010, Senate Bill 2406, an Act Relative to the Estate of Homestead, was signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick. The new law which replaces the Commonwealth’s existing Homestead Law will take effect ninety days after it’s signing, March 16, 2011, and clarifies ambiguities present in the existing Homestead Law while taking… Continue reading »