Real Estate

Curran & Desharnais successfully defends contractor in million dollar lawsuit

Attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. recently resolved a lawsuit filed against a client who had performed certain plumbing and HVAC work at a large home renovation project in Newton, MA. Our client was hired to perform certain plumbing and HVAC work on the property after a previous contractor had experienced problems with the […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Construction Site Accidents, Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Uncategorized, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

Credit monitoring: The credit score you get might be different than lenders receive

Credit monitoring: The credit score you get might be different than lenders receive Subscribing to a credit monitoring service to keep tabs on your credit score can be a helpful way to manage and protect your credit. But did you know that the score you purchase isn’t always the same as the one the lender […]

Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Real Estate, Real Estate Law

If your house burns down, do you still have to pay your mortgage?

If your house burns down, do you still have to pay your mortgage? At the closing for your home purchase or refinancing, you are required to sign a promissory note that says you’ll make the mortgage payments every month. That agreement remains in effect even if your house burns down. You’re also required to report […]

Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Real Estate, Real Estate Law

Realtors survey: First-time home-buying down

Realtors survey: First-time home-buying down In reviewing 35 years of survey data on home buyers and sellers, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced five notable real estate trends. The organization’s survey, called Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, dates back to 1981 and is the longest-running series of national housing data evaluating the demographics, […]

Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Uncategorized

Seller sued for fraud years after clean-up

Seller sued for fraud years after clean-up A recent case highlights the importance of disclosing any environmental contamination and clean-up that took place on your property when you sell it, even if you sell it “as is.” A New Jersey appeals court decided that a seller’s failure to disclose such information could expose him to […]

Massachusetts Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Real Estate Law

New Homestead Law Goes into Effect March 16, 2011

NEW HOMESTEAD LAW – M.G.L. C. 188 – MASS ACTS CHAPTER 395: The Massachusetts Legislature has rewritten the Homestead Law which takes effect March 16, 2011! This is exciting news for attorneys and property owners alike. The homestead was enacted to protect homeowners from liens (a Homestead will not protect you from a Foreclosure) as […]

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