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I never really have viewed myself as an enabler. When I have friends or family with problems with alcohol or drugs, I have either helped with an intervention or conducted my own behavior so not as to tempt or encourage. I have never been as against anything in my life as domestic violence, and I ...
11/20/2010
In finished my 40 hour training course to become a Divorce Mediator on November 7, 2010. While I am now qualified to mediate issues between a husband and wife, the phone has not exactly been ringing off the hook with people interested in my services. That is kind of "the good news and the bad new...
11/18/2010
As I am sure you are all aware, every piece of real estate in the world is unique. That means that even a "cookie cutter" home, which is located in Levittown, or some other development which has all homes of the same shape, size and color, is not the same as the home on the right or the home on t...
11/17/2010
As I was enjoying myself last evening watching my New England Patriots dissect and destroy the dreaded Pittsburgh Steelers, it occurred to me that one of the reasons I was enjoying this nationally televised event was the pithy and thorough analysis furnished by Cris Collingsworth, the football pl...
11/14/2010
The decision comes out of an Appellate Court in California. I am a Massachusetts real estate attorney. California mortgage practice is unique in that Buyers can assume prior mortgages from their Sellers. It is much more likely that multiple mortgages will be liens on the title in California than ...
11/13/2010
No deal is easy these days. If the Seller has some equity in the property, he or she feels way, way, way over-entitled. Ditto the Buyer with the 760 credit score. Inaccurate newspaper reports of the progress of the real estate industry has not helped. Two steps forward and three steps back on pol...
11/13/2010
Lately, a lot of my work as a Massacusetts real estate attorney has involved the unpleasant task of trying to assist people who are in serious default in thier mortgage obligations. I am working with people who have not made a payment in 18 months. They are simply waiting for that knock on the do...
11/08/2010
Larry Lawfer is going to be a force on ActiveRain. His perception of the value of social networking is valid. The comments of his frien are worth noting. ActiveRain has helped me scratch  the surface. If I am to approach "RockStar" status in my chosen field, I need to work harder at it. So, prob...
11/04/2010
It happened twice this week, and three times last week. People from outside of Massachusetts have contacted me as their initial point of contact when they are making purchases of real estate in Massachusetts. Maybe, this has something to do with the efforts I have made in my posts on ActiveRain t...
11/04/2010
Empty nesters in the Boston, Massachusetts suburbs are flocking to the City after the kids have finally left home. City living is convenient, but if  condominium living is selected, there is almost never a three or four bedroom condominium available, and people who leave grand homes to become urb...
11/03/2010
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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.