In 2020 we did a video about homesteads and what they’re for (you can find that linked below). But in a nutshell, homesteads allow homeowners to protect the value of their property, most commonly from issues with creditors. It’s a good preventative measure just in case something goes awry.
How might you find out if you have a homestead when you’re not sure? Well, you can check the closing papers from your purchase for a homestead declaration recording fee. But you can also check the online registry of deeds (we have a video on that too).
If you have any further questions about homesteads, contact Stiles Law by calling (781) 319-1900.
Homesteads video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCscq…
Registry how-to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdJ2-…
Search for yourself: https://www.masslandrecords.com/
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