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Can a Bank Foreclose on a House in Probate?

While someone’s personal debts will usually be written off when they pass away, the same cannot be said for secured loans. Secured loans, such as a mortgage, are attached to the asset (in this case real estate) just as much as to the person who took out the loan. If someone dies while their mortgage … Continued

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A Tree Fell On My House, Now What?

Living in a house surrounded by trees is a dream for many people, and it’s not until a serious storm comes along that you realize it’s not such a good idea to have trees that close to your home. When the worst happens and a tree falls on your home, you likely feel bewildered as … Continued

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What Happens If I Can’t Pay My Monthly Condo Fees?

Almost all of us go through financial hardship at one point or another in our lives. Whether it’s the rise in the cost of living or another problem in your life that’s causing you to experience financial difficulties, many people are currently feeling anxiety every time a new bill comes through the door. If you’re … Continued

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How to Sell Your House Fast in 7 Easy Steps in Massachusetts

Selling a house can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you’re looking to sell it quickly. Whether you’re moving for a new job, downsizing, or any other reason, selling your house fast can be a challenging task. However, by following our simple steps, you can increase your chances of selling your house quickly … Continued

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What is My Home Worth? [How to Estimate House Value]

When selling your home one of the most important decisions you have to make is the listing price. Too high a price will result in few viewings and even fewer offers, too low and you may turn off potential buyers or give off warning signs that there’s something wrong with the house – even if … Continued

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How to Refinance Your Mortgage with Bad Credit in Massachusetts

Refinancing a mortgage with bad credit is a daunting task and one that can bring up a lot of negative feelings for us. If you’ve experienced a period of hardship, you may think that getting a mortgage is impossible, but that’s not always the case. There are options available for almost everyone, though you may … Continued

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How to Sell a House When One Party Doesn’t Want To

Most of us avoid conflict whenever possible, and there are perhaps few conflicts as stressful as trying to sell a home when the co-owner doesn’t want to. Whether your ex-partner has decided they don’t want to move, your sibling won’t allow you to sell the family home, or a friend you went in on an … Continued

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When is the Best Time to Move?

When you’re a homeowner the question of “when is the best time to move?” is not a simple one to answer. There are so many factors that can affect whether or not you’ll be able to move quickly and how much you’ll get for your house, from country-wide economic conditions to the condition of the … Continued

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Can I Sell My House and Rent It Back in Massachusetts?

Selling a house is a big decision that can come with a range of benefits and challenges. But what if you need to sell your house to access cash, but you don’t want to move out right away? Is it possible to sell your house and then rent it back from the new owner? In … Continued

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Can a Bank Foreclose on a House in Probate?

Probate refers to the legal process of managing a deceased person’s estate, which includes settling their debts, distributing their assets, and resolving any disputes that may arise. This process typically involves an executor or administrator who oversees the deceased person’s property. However, in cases where the deceased person had a mortgage on their property and … Continued

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What Happens at a Probate Hearing?

When someone dies their estate (meaning all of their possessions and assets) must be divided between their heirs or beneficiaries and any debts they owe must be paid in full. This process is called “probate”, and it can be a lengthy process that lasts months or even years in complicated circumstances. During this process, the … Continued

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6 Best Tips for Making Homeowners Insurance Claims

Homeowners insurance offers us security and peace of mind. It allows us to relax knowing that, should the worst happen, we’ll be covered and our home will be repaired or our property replaced. Of course, things get a little more nerve-wracking when something bad does happen to our homes and it comes time to claim. … Continued

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How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Home in 7 Steps

Most of us hear the words “black mold” and react in much the same way as if we heard the words “black widow.” We think of it as a silent, deadly killer that hides in our homes anywhere moisture collects undetected. When we see mold in our homes, our first thought is of this horrid … Continued