What is a Use and Occupancy Agreement?

Question: The listing sheet says: “Seller requires Use and Occupancy until January 7, 2022.” What does that mean? A Use and Occupancy Agreement is a contract that allows a seller to stay in the property after closing. Although there are templates online, my advice is to have an attorney write or review any Use and

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Can I Buy A House this Spring?

Below are the steps to closing on a real estate property. Most of these are affected by public health concern about Covid19. The Realtor® association, and individual attorneys, inspectors, lenders, and real estate offices are working to keep business going during times when we are restricted from face-to-face meetings. Moving services: Can you close when

Getting to Closing

Massachusetts uses two contracts for home purchases. The first one, "offer to purchase" is a short-term document that sets the parameters for the more extensive "purchase and sales agreement" which defines the quality of the Deed and Title and how funds will be exchanged.  Once a buyer and seller sign a Purchase and Sales Agreement,

By |2021-11-01T15:57:12-04:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: buying process|Tags: , , |

How do I pick an attorney and inspector before I start house hunting?

We recommend that househunters choose an attorney and an inspector (and a back-up for each) early in the house hunting process. That way, when you find a house and start making offer, you are not scrambling to interview attorneys and inspectors during a busy week. You need to know what they are going to be