Close to two hundred residents gathered for a presentation on the new homestead law recently enacted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Saturday morning program was organized by State Representative Thomas Calter and Oak Point resident Kathy Tougas, through the Women’s Club of Oak Point. Oak Point is Plymouth County’s largest 55+ active adult community.
The new homestead act expands coverage in many different areas, including the ability to file a homestead declaration for manufactured housing at the Registry of Deeds. As Register of Deeds, I conduct many Senior Issues Forums throughout Plymouth County on a regular basis. Many are in conjunction with Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s Office, through Plymouth County’s Councils on Aging centers.
Saturday’s program included a presentation about the homestead, a question and answer period and the opportunity to complete new homestead documents, which were then notarized and recorded on Monday morning. Carolyn Lacey, our Brockton satellite office manager, along with two volunteer notaries from Oak Point assisted with the preparation of the homestead recordings.
It was great to be a part of the beautiful active adult community in the heart of Plymouth County on one of our few sunny days!