Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, Esq
Register of Deeds
In Massachusetts, an estate of Homestead is an interest in real property designed to protect the possession and enjoyment of the owner, or the owner's surviving spouse, against the claims of creditors by protecting the property from execution and forced sale, so long as such person occupies or intends to occupy the property as his or her principal place of residence (MGL Chapter 188, Section 1-10).
As of March 16, 2011, legislative changes to the Homestead Act have taken effect. Here's what you need to know:
Our custom database contains every recorded real estate document in the county from 1950 to now. To find documents related to your property, simply enter your full name or address into the appropriate fields, and let our system do the rest.Search Now
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