Massachusetts Tax Stamps are transfer taxes paid on the sale of a property by the Seller in MA. The amount of MA Tax Stamps are based on the County you live in. While most of Massachusetts is $4.56 per $1,000, Barnstable County is $6.12 per $1,000 and Dukes and Nantucket Counties require 2% of the selling price paid to the local land bank commission. Ask for an estimate of Seller Closing Costs when interviewing Brokers to list your home.
Also, who pays the tax stamps (seller or buyer) also varies from state to state.... more
Whether your state has a disclosure law or not, sellers should always disclose any pertinent information that could have an impact on the value of the home, including a death that has occurred at the property.
On May 31, 2013 www.DiedinHouse.com launched to help answering the question, "Has someone died in your house?â€ Using a valid U.S. address, Died in House â„¢ instantly searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location.... more