The firs step in purchasing a home in the Massachusetts state is to budget the purchase amount. The purchaser can obtain a credit rating from a credit rating company. This will enable the purchaser to have the necessary documentation to shop for an ideal mortgage deal.
The next step is to do a title search by engaging an attorney a real estate title company or a title trust company. These companies are members of the American Land Title Association or the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association. When the purchaser applies for a loan to a mortgage company or other financial institution, the lenders require adequate security of a clear and marketable title. The title search will include tracing easements and liens. The State of Massachusetts recognizes implied easements arising out of necessity or beneficial interest. The title search will also include searches in bankruptcy and family courts for liens arising out of mortgage, tax or child support dues. The purchaser should take out an insurance policy on title to cover undiscovered title defects.