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It’s Curtains For This Buyer…

Q:        I am buying a home next week.  We drove by and see the seller has disconnected and removed the custom window drapes.  We loved those drapes and are wondering if they need to stay with the house?

A:        Pull out your P&S contract to help us determine if the drapes are included with the sale of the house.  Continue reading

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Deed from Company Requires Red Tape

I represent a real estate developer who’s company is organized in Massachusetts as a Limited Liability Company (LLC).  In order to record the deed from a recent sale, I took a slightly absurd journey.   Continue reading

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Paving Over Easement

Question: My property is subject to a 20 foot underground utility easement.  I want to pave over the easement to access my new garage.  The terms of the recorded easement do not address my rights.  Am I allowed to pave over the easement area.   Continue reading

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Short Sale Shows Slice of Life

While government officials take their political standoff to the streets, seeking to affect public opinion and gain sympathy, a quiet example of real economic struggle occurred in my office.  The tale spans six years and aptly summarizes the fallout and effect of america’s economic woes.   Continue reading

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Realtor’s attention focused on second deal

Question:     I accepted an offer to sell my home to a developer, who will rennovate and flip it within the year. My realtor added a counteroffer term obligating the buyer to use her listing services when the house sells again. While, the buyer and I initially supported her venture for future business, the developer changed his mind after working with her for a few days. He still wants to buy my home, and the terms are advantageous. However, my realtor doesn’t want me to sign the p&s contract with him, unless he agrees to give her the second listing. She is pressuring me to take a significantly lower offer from a buyer who will agree to her terms. Is this normal?   Continue reading

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