The MA foreclosure purchase process, is quite different than other sales. The sellers attorney does prepare the title for you and most often the title company that they work with is out of state,. And the reason is most likeley what Micheal talked about, but your own banks attorney should be in the loop on what the delay is. One thing to caution you on is to make sure extensions are signed by you and the bank selling the home. Also, review your Purchase and Sales to see if there is language that states you will be charged $150 a day for each day beyond the initial close date if its your fault....where it obviously isnt, make sure the other side of the table (the seller) is aware you are not the cause for the hold-up prior to the closing. You dont want any surprise charges when the closing does finally come.
Best of luck to you!