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The Pros and Cons of the New CFPB “TRID” Regulations

In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) forced an overhaul of the real estate closing process. The tighter TRID* regulations aim to provide borrowers advance notice of closing details, better information to understand their mortgage loans, and heightened data security. In many ways, the CFPB is pushing banks and closing attorneys do adopt practices…
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Snow Rules: City-by-City in Massachusetts

Today’s snowstorm is creating a lot of … confusion.  The governor has banned private cars from the road, and almost every city has declared a snow emergency.  What does that mean, though? Well, every city and town in Massachusetts is different.  In Boston, parked cars are banned from main arteries.  In other cities, parking is…
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Announcing UrbanVillage Legal

After working with you and becoming part of the community, I am proud to announce the launch of UrbanVillage Legal – a new kind of law office that’s about you and your neighborhood. We’re here, as we've always been, to protect what’s important to you – your home, your condominium, your neighborhood – your urban…
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