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UFFI

Massachusetts was the last state to do away with broker disclosure on UFFI

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The lender

The lender will always ask for some type of registered Engineering survey. However it is a good practice for buyers to always ask for a registered survey

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Municipal lien certificate

Towns issue a certificate that at specific property has no outstanding liens all balances for any taxes or charges owed by the owner to the town. As part of a closing ,certificate is required as part of the title search

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Fiscal year

The fiscal year is any 12 month.

4

Deed tax stamps

In Massachusetts the seller is always required to pay the deed tax

5

Grantee

The person receiving the title, typically the buyer, is known as the grantee

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Quit claim deed

A quit claim deeds are commonly used in Massachusetts and Are often use on property that may have had some type of" cloud." When seller gives a quick claim deed, the deed comes with no guarantees or warranties of title

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Homestead protection

Homestead protection is available at 500,000 for married couples and 250,000 for single owners

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Carbon monoxide detectors

In 2005 in Massachusetts, a bill passed require residential and commercial real estate properties to install carbon monoxide detectors and have certificates upon property transfer

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Closing statement

The purpose of the closing statement is to show the financial obligations of the parties

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Alienation

Alienation is the act of transferring or conveying on ownership of real estate

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RESPA
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA

The broker is not required to give the RESPA
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA

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Percolation test

A perculation test is required prior to installing a septic tank, septic tank must also be large enough to accommodate the number of occupants that will be residing in the home.