Bedroom Count in MA Homes for Sale

In Real Estate by Tramontozzi Law

Everyone knows that the number of bedrooms in a home will affect its price. Sellers will naturally want to maximize that bedroom count. However, it is important to avoid some common mistakes when it comes to bedroom count in MA homes for sale. What Makes a Bedroom Simply adding a closet to a room will not make it a bedroom. First …

MA Neighbor Property Line Disputes

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Disputes between neighbors can be extremely stressful. There’s nothing like going to war with someone who lives right next door and who you may see every single day. Your home should be a peaceful and happy place, so it is important to avoid disputes whenever possible. Here are a few ways that you can avoid MA neighbor property line disputes. …

MA Law on Rental Security Deposits

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If you are a landlord or renter in Massachusetts, it is important to know the law when it comes to security deposits. Massachusetts law requires deposits to be handled in a specific manner. Here is an overview of the MA law on rental security deposits. What Are Rental Security Deposits Security deposits are usually required by landlords in Massachusetts. Deposits are …

MA Bill to Clear Title on Foreclosed Properties

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On December 31, 2015, a MA bill to clear title on foreclosed properties was signed into law. This is great news for anyone who may have purchased a property that was previously foreclosed. Below, we provide some helpful information to understand the details of this law, its impact, and why it’s needed. The Foreclosure Title Issue It is common for mortgages to …

Responsibilities of Closing Attorneys in Massachusetts

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In the real estate industry, a lot of terms are used under the assumption that everyone already knows what it is. “Closing attorney” is one such term. If you’re unsure what the responsibilities of closing attorneys in Massachusetts are, this information might help. Responsibilities of Closing Attorneys in Massachusetts As the title implies, a closing attorney performs the actual closing for …

Closing Delays from TIL-RESPA Integrated Disclosure

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The new integrated disclosure forms to be used by mortgage lenders is set to begin next week (October 3, 2015).  The new forms are designed to simplify the information provided by lenders and to make fees and other costs easier for consumers to understand. Massachusetts home buyers and sellers should be aware that there may be closing delays from TIL-RESPA integrated disclosure. …

FHA Changes Affect First Time Home Buyers

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FHA recently (September 15, 2015) applied some changes to their mortgage qualification process and criteria. Many of this round of FHA changes affect first time home buyers, especially those in or recently graduated from college. If you are a first time home buyer currently searching for a home and hoping to use an FHA loan, this information will be important …