One of the many forms both Buyer and Seller sign in a typical closing in Massachusetts is a form promising to initial corrections to any errors made on the closing documents. $ 14,000 appears to be a rather large mistake. Contrary to some opinions, Realtors like to see experienced real estate attorneys at a closing. They make our jobs easier. They and their staffs are experienced in real estate conveyencing. They know what they are doing and mistakes are kept to a minimum. What Realtors do not like to see is attorneys who are inexperienced real estate conveyencing. Many attorneys like real estate transactions because they cvonsider real estate work "easy". Mistakes are more likely in this situation and, unfortunately, they do have to be corrected. We strongly suggest that all of our clients have an experienced real estate attorney advising them when they are purchasing or selling real estate.... more
I believe that this one is yet to be completed. I'd like to see the opinion of those not on the "radical right" when they are in the position to owe the tax. It seems that those assessing some how change their perspective when they are fortunate enough to become the assessed.
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