Does a residential buyer have more protections than a commercial buyer? There's at least one difference: a federal law called the Truth in Lending Act.
A recent homebuyer's guide recommended consulting with an attorney before closing on a real estate deal. That advice should be heeded for several reasons.
Although making an "as-is" purchase may be a calculated risk in certain situations, an attorney that focuses on real estate law might caution against applying this approach when buying real estate. In the parlance of real estate law, such "as-is" language might be termed inspection and mortgage contingencies.
Readers may not have known about an incentive home buying program offered by the city of Boston.
According to data from a local real estate tracking firm, foreclosures against Massachusetts homeowners rose for the eighth consecutive month in October. Since October 2013, initiated foreclosures have nearly doubled, according to data from the Warren Group.
As greater Boston communities continue to grow and develop, urban planners may have an eye toward converting older warehouses or buildings.
Does a first-time homebuyer need a real estate attorney? In Boston's uncertain residential real estate market, the answer might be yes.
According to a recent article, trends in the Boston residential real estate market are shifting. An attorney that focuses on real estate law can help individuals and entities adapt to those changes.
Housing co-ops and condominiums are attractive to many Massachusetts tenants for their convenience, shared approach to common maintenance and repair issues, and affordability compared to more traditional housing alternatives.
There's no denying that Boston and many of its surrounding suburbs have a great deal of history. According to the city of Boston's website, there are nine local Historic District Commissions that review property owners' requests to make exterior design changes to real estate located within designated districts.