• How to buy or sell a home in Mass.

    Whether you're buying or selling a home in Massachusetts, there's a lot to consider, and you both have rights and responsibilities. Learn what you need to know regarding property condition, septic system and cesspools, smoke detectors, lead paint, zoning and building code compliance and more.

  • Home buying advice

    Buying a house is one of the most important transactions you'll ever undertake. You can keep the stress level to a minimum if you take time to learn about your legal rights and how the home buying process works in Massachusetts.

  • Home buyer assistance programs

    Find information about first time home buyer programs, mortgage and down payment assistance, financial education seminars, affordable homes for sale, and more.

  • Check a home inspector's license

    Looking for a reliable, licensed home inspector? Here you can check a license by number, business, or personal information, such as name, city, state, and zip code.

  • Home insurance

    Find information about homeowners insurance including a guide to understanding your policy, a list of Mass. home insurance providers, discount information and more.

  • Foreclosures

    Having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments? Check out these resources for helping homeowners and/or protecting tenants in foreclosed properties.

  • Reverse mortgages

    Get the facts before you cash in on your home's equity. Here you'll find information to help you understand how reverse mortgages work, the types of reverse mortgages available, and how to get the best deal.

  • Mortgage rate locks

    If you are in the market for a mortgage or are refinancing your home, follow these rate lock information tips. And remember, a lender is expected to honor a rate lock commitment if it expires through no fault of the borrower, regardless of whether a delay was caused by either the lender or by its agents.