Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Independence Day schedule at the Registry of Deeds

The Middlesex North Registry of Deeds will be open for business on Friday July 3, 2015 and on Monday July 6, 2015 for normal hours.

State law mandates that when a holiday falls on a Sunday, state offices will be closed on that Monday to recognition of the holiday.  The same is not the case when a holiday falls on Saturdays.  When a holiday falls on a Saturday as is the case with the 4th of July this year, government offices do not close on the preceding Friday (or the following Monday).  They remain open on both and employees are granted a floating holiday.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Recording statistics for May

Here are the number of various document types recorded in May 2015 compared to the numbers from the same month last year:

Deeds: There was a 12% decline in the number of deeds recorded, dropping from 572 in May 2014 to 502 in May 2015.

Mortgages: There was a 24% increase in the number of mortgages, rising from 722 in May 2014 to 895 in May 2015.

Foreclosure Deeds: There as a 100% increase in the number of foreclosure deeds, rising from 12 in May 2014 to 24 in May 2015.

Orders of Notice: There was a 7% increase in the number of orders of notice, rising from 29 in May 2014 to 31 in May 2015.

Total Documents: There was a 4% increase in the total number of documents recorded, rising from 4464 in May 2014 to 4643 in May 2015.