February 3, 2017

JC Law will be attending the 30th Annual Jack Conway Convention! Be sure to stop by our booth if you will be there!

 

January 30, 2017

"For those who have been contemplating a purchase, it may be as opportunistic a time as you're going to get to lock in a rate".  Read the article below to learn more!

http://www.bankrate.com/finance/mortgages/housing-trends-1.aspx

 

January 4, 2017

During the month of January, The Law Offices of Jessica Clarke will be aiding in the efforts of Girl Scout Troop 360, with their collection drive for the Greyhound Rescue of New England.

JC Law is proud to support our community, the Girl Scouts, and the Greyhound Rescue, all of which hold a special place in the hearts of our team.

If you would like to help, please see the below flyer with the most needed supplies by the shelter, and bring your donations to the office (5230 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA)! We will be collecting throughout the month of January.

 

December 28, 2016 

Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!

 

November 22, 2016

"Happy Thanksgiving" from The Law Offices of Jessica Clarke, P.C.!

Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 24th to celebrate the holiday with our families, but we will be back on Friday to handle all of your real estate needs!

 

June 30, 2016

Team JCLAW on the road in Charlotte at the NS3 Conference.

 

June 14, 2016

The Law Offices of Jessica Clarke is a proud supporter of The Girl Scouts. We were honored to be invited to participate in such a beautiful bridging ceremony. Thank you to our very own Krystle Schiavo for the invitation and opportunity to take part in something so important. Go Girl Scouts!

 

June 2, 2016

"Congratulations" to Chris and Justin our top two contestants of The JC Law Biggest Loser Challenge, and "Great Job" to all of our staff who participated in this 12 week challenge! Chris had a weight loss percentage of 13.09% and Justin had a weight loss percentage of 6.63!

 

February 25, 2016

At JCLAW we are getting ready for a busy spring! According to the article below: "...the most popular months for mortgage requests are March, April and May." Many of these applications are from first time home buyers. Did you know that JCLAW is teaching a free first time home buyer class this Saturday morning from 10-12? Anyone interested in attending is invited. Let us know if you would like to participate and we will get you on the list. See you there!

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/02/24/first-time-home-buyers-ready-to-boost-market-this-spring.html

 

February 10, 2016

First-time homebuyers make up a large percentage of new home sales in Massachusetts. According to the article below: "...A booming local economy and thriving jobs market, driven by the biotech and high-tech sectors, may have given a boost to new home buyers, who tend to be younger and in the earlier stages of their careers."

Did you know that JCLAW teaches first-time home buyer classes? Let us know if you are interested in attending and we will make sure to reserve a spot for you in our next class.

http://www.boston.com/real-estate/news/2016/02/08/how-first-time-homebuyers-are-managing-massachusetts/8kDNn1wkZ1AXR7woCSMtmM/story.html#sthash.i2GGU7R7.dpbs

 

January 25, 2016

While rates are so low, are there any Veterans you know that could use a little information on a VA loan? They can be used to purchase property or to refinance. Veterans can sometimes save a LOT of money with these programs, and we work with lenders that are experts on VA loans. Take a look at the article and let us know if you would like us to introduce you to someone who can help get a VA loan application started for you! JCLAW is grateful to our Vets for their service and we are happy to offer reduced fees on these loan closings.

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/advisorvoices/3-important-considerations-va-loans/

 

January 21, 2016

As those of you who are homeowners begin getting ready to file your 2015 taxes, you may have the ability to take advantage of some mortgage loan related deductions you might not be aware of. We love saving money! According to the article below, "Some tax-deductible items include mortgage interest, points, loan-origination fees, prepayment penalty, property taxes and PMI." Take a look for more information.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/homeowners-take-note-you-may-have-more-tax-deductions-than-you-know/2016/01/20/bebaa006-bae3-11e5-b682-4bb4dd403c7d_story.html

 

January 19, 2016

Did you know that you can refinance your mortgage as many times as you want to? Rates are extremely low right now, as explained in this article, below. If you are interested in talking about refinancing your mortgage and would like us to help you find a loan officer or mortgage broker that will work hard on your behalf, let us know! We would be happy to help

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/36033-zillow-mortgage-rates-lower-now-than-before-fed-rate-hike

 

January 7, 2016

Sometimes in our industry we assume everyone is speaking the same language. This is not always the case! For a new borrower, many of the terms of art we use might seem unfamiliar or even confusing. Take a look here for some help "Learning the Lingo":

http://www.realtor.com/advice/finance/decoding-the-listings-mortgages-explained/?iid=rdc_news_hp_carousel_theLatest

 

January 5, 2016

Do you remember how you and your spouse are shown on your deed? Here is another example of why it is really important to be careful about "tenancy" and thoughtful about how it can  protect your property rights. Take a look here for an example:

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_29335720/your-home-is-protected-from-spouses-debt

 

December 30, 2015

At JCLAW we are looking forward to a busy 2016! Click here to read a little bit about the changes Realtors are predicting:

http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/five-key-trends-for-2016/

 

December 17, 2015

The FED raised the rate, as was expected. That being said, "remember again that today’s move by the Fed was focused on the Fed funds rate, its benchmark short-term interest rate. US mortgage rates are more closely tied to longer-term interest rates, which are influenced less by the Fed than by economic growth and inflation."

See more here:

http://qz.com/574826/the-fed-just-raised-rates-what-does-that-mean-for-my-mortgage/

 

September 17, 2015

No Hike: Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/no-hike-fed-leaves-interest-rates-unchanged-n429166