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What Are the Different Types of Real Estate Deeds in Massachusetts?

When it comes to transferring ownership of real estate in Massachusetts, understanding the different types of deeds is...

Matthew B. Lane

Understanding the NAR Settlement: Impact on Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate Commissions in Massachusetts

In a significant development for the real estate industry, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which represents...

Matthew B. Lane

Who's Who? Know All the Parties Involved in Your Estate Plan

Embarking on the journey of estate planning can feel like navigating a complex network of relationships and...

Matthew B. Lane

A Buyer's Guide to Navigating the Purchase and Sale Agreement in Real Estate Transactions

You have found the perfect house, submitted your offer, and it was accepted! While it may feel like the end of the...

Matthew B. Lane

Secure Your Legacy: What You Need to Know About Creating a Will or Trust in Massachusetts

While thinking about your ultimate demise is never easy, it is important to have a plan in place to ensure that your...

Matthew B. Lane

Protect Your Property: Beware of Deed Scams Targeting Homeowners

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients comes immediately following a real estate...

Matthew B. Lane

The Advantages of Holding Real Estate in an LLC

A Limited Liability Company or "LLC" is a business entity created by Massachusetts law by drafting and filing Articles...

Robert F. Cirafice

What is a Petition to Partition?

A petition to partition is an action used when a property owner wishes to sell a piece of property they own as joint...

Robert F. Cirafice

The Massachusetts Homestead Act and What it Means for You

A Declaration of Homestead is a great way to protect your primary residence from collection, seizure, or a creditor’s...

Robert F. Cirafice

The Elective Share: How a Spouse Can Derail your Estate Plan

In Massachusetts, a surviving spouse can claim a fixed portion of the decedent’s estate (referred to as an elective...

David B. Lane