Monday, February 13, 2017

Delayed Opening: Monday, February 13, 2017

The Middlesex North Registry of Deeds will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 due to the winter storm.

All courthouses in Massachusetts will also open at 10 a.m. today.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Middlesex North & All Courts Closed Thurs Feb 9

From the Massachusetts Trial Court:
All court locations across the state will be closed tomorrow, February 9th, to ensure the safety of court users and court staff.

Because the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds is located within the Lowell Superior Courthouse, we will also be closed all day tomorrow, February 9, 2017.

Notice of weather-related closings

With the forecast for a substantial snowstorm tomorrow, here's a reminder of how you can find out of the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds is closed because of a weather emergency. Because we are tenants in the Lowell Superior Courthouse, the decision to open or close is made by the Massachusetts Trial Court. If this court closes, so does the registry.

The Trial Court website is promptly updated with information about weather-related closings. Here is the website address: http://www.mass.gov/courts/

As soon as I get the word of any closure (which would come from the above website), I would also post notice of that here.

Finally, if you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Trial Court's automated information line at any of the following numbers. They will have a recording with news of any court closings:

800-222-5178
617-742-8383
508-831-2499
508-491-2899


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lowell Real Estate: Week of January 9, 2017

The following real estate sales occurred in Lowell last week:

Week of January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 - Monday
16 Kearney Dr for $345,000. Prior sale in 1991 for $125,000
206 Pine St for $780,000. Prior sale in 1977
33-35 Jean Ave for $290,000. Prior sale in 1986 for $147,000

January 10, 2017 - Tuesday
1961 Middlesex St Unit F for $175,000. Prior sale in 1984 for $49,900
16-18 Cedar St for $187,000. Prior sale in 1980
138 Cross St for $195,000. Prior sale in 2006 in $620,000
165-181 Market St Unit 14 for $255,000. Prior sale in 2012 for $245,000
157 Nesmith St Unit 1 for $130,000. Prior sale in 2008 for $105,500

January 11, 2017 - Wednesday
100B Roper St for $152,000. Prior sale in 2003 for $157,400

January 12, 2017 - Thursday
337 Stevens St Unit D for $130,000. Prior sale in 1995 for $38,000
216 Wentworth Ave for $379,000. Prior sale in 2013 for $311,000
10 Kearney Sq Unit 404 for $272,000. Prior sale in 2016 for $252,400
201 Thorndike St Unit 3-01 for $132,000. Prior sale in 2002 for $109,900

January 13, 2017 - Friday
40-42 Sidney St for $373,200. Prior sale in 1973
104 West Sixth St for $165,000. Prior sale in 2013 for $58,860
169 Parkview Ave for $360,000. Prior sale in 1986 for $165,000

Friday, January 06, 2017

Electronic Recording in 2016

Electronic recording continued to account for an increasingly large percentage of recordings in 2016. Of the 65,521 documents recorded last year, 33,620 (52%) came to us electronically. More than two-thirds of all mortgages (8,615 of 12,639 or 68%) come to us electronically, as do 60% of mortgage discharges (8,033 of 13,398).

Since the start of electronic recording, the percentage of documents filed that way has continued to increase each year. Here are the annual percentages:

2005 -  1%
2006 -  3%
2007 -  5%
2008 -  7%
2009 - 12%
2010 - 14%
2011 - 30%
2012 - 34%
2013 - 38%
2014 - 38%
2015 - 45%
2016 - 52%

Thursday, January 05, 2017

End of year recording statistics

Here are some recording statistics for 2016 (entire year) and for the month of December (with comparisons to the same periods in 2015).

2016 (entire year)

Total docs recorded: 65,521 - an increase of 8% from 2015 (60,516)
Deeds: 7,776 - an increase of 12% from 2015 (6,913)
Mortgages: 12,639 - an increase of 13% from 2015 (11,148)
Foreclosure Deeds: 270 - an increase of 29% from 2015 (209)
Orders of Notice: 471 - a decrease of 2% from 2015 (479)

December 2016

Total docs: 6,125 - increase of 11% from Dec 2015 (5,512)
Deeds: 697 - increase of 7% (650)
Mortgages: 1,145 - increase of 19% (961)
Foreclosure Deeds: 16 - decrease of 41% (27)
Orders of Notice: 28 - decrease of 10% (31)

Friday, December 30, 2016

Lowell Real Estate: Week of December 26, 2016

The following real estate sales occurred in Lowell this week:

December 26, 2016 - Monday
Christmas holiday

December 27, 2016 - Tuesday
250 Nesmith St Unit A-11 for $130,000. Prior sale in 1982
66 Berry Rd for $442,500. New construction
110 Bartlett St for $92,500. Prior sale 2015 foreclosure
25 Livingston St for $144,000. Prior sale in 2004 for $335,000

December 28, 2016 - Wednesday
33 Acropolis Rd for $284,000. Prior sale in 1995 for $111,500
240 Jackson St Unit 617 for $230,000. Prior sale in 2006 for $209,900
379 Beacon St for $281,000. Prior sale in 1998 for $98,000
109-111 Alma St for $319,168. Prior sale in 1997 for $115,000
124 Hoyt Ave for $290,000. Prior sale in 2016 for $271,050
201 Thorndike St Unit 2-28 for $151,400. Prior sale in 2005 for $185,000

December 29, 2016 - Thursday
13-15 Chamberlain St Unit 13 for $141,960. Prior sale 2016 foreclosure
1810 Skyline Dr Unit 9 for $138,999. Prior sale in 2010 for $119,000
363 Hildreth St Unit 11 for $85,000. Prior sale in 2015 for $80,000
110 Berkeley Ave for $199,000. Prior sale in 2011 for $130,000
281-283 Concord St for $160,000. Prior sale in 1951
250 Nesmith St Unit A-7 for $138,000. Prior sale in 2005 for $164,900
70 Austin St Unit 4 for $157,000. Prior sale in 2010 for $108,000
286 Burnham Rd for $210,000. Prior sale in 2006 for $230,000
183 Christian St for $255,000. Prior sale in 1977

December 30, 2016 - Friday
75 Walton St for $300,000. Prior sale in 1942
54 Walker St for $246,000. Prior sale in 2011 for $176,000
407 Walker St for $246,000. Prior sale in 2012 for $190,000
525 Beacon St for $333,000. Prior sale in 2003 for $320,000
123 Varnum Ave for $253,000. Prior sale in 1952
55 Winthrop Ave for $192,500. Prior sale 2016 foreclosure
161 School St for $272,000. Prior sale in 2016 for $229,154
1401 Pawtucket Blv Unit 6 for $234,900. Prior sale in 2010 for $232,500

Friday, December 23, 2016

Lowell Real Estate: Week of December 19, 2016

The following real estate sales took place in Lowell this week:

December 19, 2016 - Monday
3 Dalton St for $194,900. New construction
6 Industrial Ave for $192,500. Prior sale in 1960
120 Westview Rd for $480,000. Prior sale in 2007 for $418,075
439 Varnum Ave for $420,000. Prior sale in 2005 for $392,000

December 20, 2016 - Tuesday
3 Rockdale Ave for $105,000. Prior sale in 1985 for $115,000
1227 Lawrence St Unit 301 for $105,844. Prior sale 2016 foreclosure
825-827 Lakeview Ave for $465,000. Prior sale in 2005 for $470,000
30-32 Willard St for $245,000. Prior sale in 2007 for $250,000
37 Myrtle St for $325,000. Prior sale in 2016 for $209.000

December 21, 2016 - Wednesday
34 Newhall St Unit 104 for $115,000. Prior sale in 1999 for $49,900
608 Stevens St Unit F for $203,000. Prior sale in 2014 for $96,100
28 Walker St for $225,000. Prior sale in 1964

December 22, 2016 - Thursday
329 Plain St for $220,000. Prior sale in 1980 for $35,000
299 Pawtucket Blvd Unit 21 for $110,000. Prior sale in 2012 for $69,500
20 Emery Ave for $300,000. Prior sale in 1980 for $46,500
58 Bellevue St for $360,000. Prior sale in 2013 for $255,000
52 Lawrence Dr Unit 410 for $218,000. Prior sale in 2008 for $207,000

December 23, 2016 - Friday
495 High St for $337,500. Prior sale in 1979.
134-140 Willard St for $576,000. New condo
84 Shaw St for $185,000. Prior sale in 2009 for $175,000
68 Dover St Unit 6 for $174,900. Prior sale in 2012 for $134,000
266 Trotting Park Rd for $351,000. Prior sale in 1979
65 Smith St for $292,000. Prior sale in 2010 for $239,000
49 Florida St for $255,000. Prior sale in 1955
37 Court St for $224,000. Prior sale in 2014 for $120,000
10-12 Sidney St for $137,500. Prior sale in 1980
118 London St for $2017,500. Prior sale in 1998 for $99,000
405 Lawrence St for $160,000. Prior sale in 2014 for $125,000
53 Mt Vernon St for $250,000. Prior sale in 1992 for $81,500
35-37 Eighth Ave for $325,000. Prior sale in 2005 for $329,900