FHA Eases Condo Financing Rules

In good news for those in the condo market, the Federal Housing Administration has revised its rules for condo financing, undoing years of frustration at rules that made most condos ineligible for FHA loans and their benefits.  The changes were issued and came into effect on September 13, 2012. The FHA requires that certain aspects […]
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Landlords Beware: Recent Decision Limits Fees

A recent federal court decision rebuked a large landlord for charging non-refundable amenity fees at the start of the lease.  See Hermida v. Archstone Properties (D. Mass. Nov. 29, 2011).   United States District Court Judge William Young found that such fees, which are often charged for cleaning or for use of common facilities such as pools, violate […]
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Introducing the Schofield Law Group

It has been nearly nine years since I formed my own law firm and thirteen years since I started practicing law, and during that time I have learned that the best part of my job is serving as an advisor and advocate for my clients.  I take great pride in helping my clients to resolve disputes, […]
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Living the Mission

Since forming in 2007, the mission of Schofield Campbell & Connolly, LLC always included public service and civic engagement because we believe that as attorneys we have a special obligation to give back to our community.  Our partners and associates stayed actively engaged in their communities and our firm performed substantial pro bono work.  It is because of […]
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Cathleen Campbell Sworn-In as District Court Judge

On September 28, 2012, in the office of Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Cathleen Campbell was sworn-in as an Associate Justice of the Cambridge District Court.  She was nominated for the position by Governor Deval Patrick on August 7, 2012 and was confirmed by the Governor’s Council on August 29, 2012.  At the time of her nomination, Cathi had been […]
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New Developments in Southie

The Boston Business Journal recently featured an article spotlighting the progress of several smaller developments in Southie that may get less press than more major projects, but are still having a strong impact on the area as they near completion. Additionally, the BBJ reports that Massachusetts single-family home and condominium sales “surged” in August of […]
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