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Phil Faranda is a talented writer and a top-flight Realtor in a competitive environment. Even though what he says may ultimately inure to my benefit, I thought you would want to hear these words from a seasoned professional, not just me.New York is an attorney state, and in our area they also pre...
01/20/2011
I am really going out on the limb here, because I am not sure of the standard in my state, Massachusetts, let alone the standard in all the other jurisdictions which have AR Members. All I know is my client recently "dodged a bullet" in the sale of her Condominium because this type of checking wa...
01/19/2011
As a Massachusetts real estate attorney, my practice involves representing Buyers, Sellers and Lenders in real estate transactions. I am frequently involved in representing Lenders in commercial transactions and preparing documentation required to complete a commercial loan. When the Buyer is pur...
01/18/2011
The Buyer in the recent Massachusetts Appeals Court Matter of ZANG v. NRT NEW ENGLAND INCORPORATED ("NRT")  (77 Mass App. Ct 665 (2010) had a pretty good idea of what he wanted. He was involved in a purchase of a Boston, Massachusetts condominium, and he wanted the listing broker and sales agent ...
01/18/2011
I am not asked this question as much as I would think. But, once in a while I am asked what I would consider the important criteria for selecting a Realtor to list a client's home. Over the years, there are the truisms that exist today, just as much as they did in the Dark Ages, when I started pr...
01/14/2011
While people do not not to admit it, we are still in a Buyer's market, if not in reality, then in the heads of most people with whom I have dealt lately. Buyer's continue to think they can push Sellers, if not on price, then on repair/closing cost credit requirements. I have recently been involve...
01/12/2011
This set of circumstances arose in my law practive the other day. One of the religious corporations i represent was permitting a devloper to remove a condemned histroically protected building from its grounds. The purchase price was negligible, but my client had other concerns such as liaibility ...
01/12/2011
I am a Massachusetts real estate attorney. I have been posting on AR for about two years, and I finally am starting to "get it". If you want to shower yourself on the first page of Google, make sure the title of you post is specific and includes "localism" if possible. My post yesterday, which re...
01/09/2011
My clients have been recently facing a dilemma. Should they raise their three small daughters in the South End of Boston, or should they make the "trek" to the suburbs, A common question facing many urban couples. There were "pulls" and "tugs" on both sides. They loved the urban life; they have t...
01/07/2011
Like most good sales ideas that have happened to me, this marketing opportunity arose quite by accident. I am a Massachusetts real estate attorney with more than 40 years of experience in my profession. One of the things I have lately started to do for out-of-sate clients is manage their investme...
01/06/2011
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Realtor's Resource Blog is dedicated to furnishing current strategy and information to the Massachusetts real estate community of professionals and to out of state realtors and REO and relocation companies who need excellent representation in Massachusetts. My law firm, Topkins & Bevans, can cover the entire state of Massachusetts. I hope to use my 40 years of hands-on real estate experience to assist you and your Massachusetts Buyers and Sellers.