Real Estate

Buying or Selling a house is one of the largest financial transactions that you are likely to make in your life time. Do not make this major transaction without an experienced attorney by your side to protect you during the multitude of complex issues involved in this process.

Attorney Goodnow and Attorney Halpern provide representation in all aspects of real estate and will take the confusion out of the transaction by taking time to explain the process while keeping you informed every step of the way. We handle every facet in Massachusetts real estate law from the initial offer through the negotiation and execution of the Purchase and Sale Agreement and finally through the transfer and recording of the deed.

We feel that buying or selling a house should be a rewarding experience, not a painful one. Our goal in every transaction is to make the conveyance as simple and as painless as possible for the client. We will order all the necessary documents, negotiate important terms, review loan documents, coordinate inspections, keep deadlines, and conduct your closing.

As approved closing attorneys for area banks as well as for mortgage companies our office provides strong strategic assistance for both buyers and sellers. We have a close working relationship with regional finance companies and relevant businesses which provide for fast and efficient closings.

We provide services throughout Massachusetts and if requested we will travel to the Registry of Deeds in the County where the real estate is located. Therefore, there is no delay in going on “record” and finalizing the transaction. Attorney Goodnow is an approved title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company and CATIC.

Let the Law Offices of Lynnette Goodnow make your next purchase or sale a rewarding and enjoyable experience. You can count on our office to take the burden out of real estate transfers and ensure that your interests are protected as you move through the complicated process. Whether this is your first home or one of many, we have the experience to make the process simple.


If you are purchasing, selling or establishing a condominium we can assist in the preparation, review and revision of condominium documentation. We have been instrumental in helping clients convert their rental property into condominiums and have also created condominiums for many new residential developments.

Our firm assists clients during all stages of creating a condominium from resolving title problems to preparing all necessary documentation, including the Master Deed, the Declaration of Trust and the Rules and Regulations, all in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac requirements. Once the condominium is legally created, we can also represent the owner during the closings for individual units.

Additional Information

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  • Real Estate Closing Services Includes information for both Buyer and the Seller.
  • Borrowers’ Information Includes type-specifc insurance information; General, Flood, Title, Condo, Health Compliances, Sewer-Water-Electricity requirements, and Homestead.
  • Sellers’ Information Includes Mortgages, Deeds, Health Compliances, Extra Expenses, Registered Land, Sewer-Water-Electricity-Fuel requirements, Power of Attorney, Condo Units, Sale Proceeeds, Trust Ownership, Current Federal Tax Laws, Title Examination, Closing, Final Water Readings, Corporations and LLC’s.