What is a Massachusetts real estate title search?

A real estate title search in Massachusetts is an examination of all public records that involve title to a specific property. The search is conducted to verify that there are no liens or other claims against the property other than those scheduled to be paid off by a new loan or a purchase money mortgage and/or subordinated by a new loan. A title search also confirms that all former owners have formally given up their ownership rights to the property. [Read more…]

What is involved in the purchase of real estate in Massachusetts?

When you find the house of your dreams, the first document you will sign is called the Offer To Purchase. This document is usually prepared with the assistance of your real estate broker, and if you are not working with a real estate broker, you should ask a lawyer for assistance. The Offer To Purchase will set forth the basic terms on which you are basing your “offer” to purchase the property. The Offer To Purchase will include:

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