Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day

Tuesday January 20, 2009 is Inauguration Day. Regardless of whom you supported, it is always an exciting day. As a reminder, the Registry of Deeds will be open during our normal operating hours.
is offering free live coverage of all of the day's events.

Friday, January 16, 2009

1031 Tax Deferral Strategies and Legislative Update

The Worcester County Bar Association Real Estate Law Section will be holding its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:30 PM in the Commonwealth Room of the Worcester Registry of Deeds, 90 Front Street, Worcester, MA.

The main presentation: 1031 Tax Deferral Strategies and Legislative Update

Presented by Rob Pingeton, Sr. Vice President of Exchange Authority, LLC. which is a subsidiary of Fidelity Bank. Rob will discuss some significant changes to the law; the exchange process; clarification of "vacation homes" issues; concerns about FDIC/SIF coverage for your clients' money in the "holding" status; reverse exchanges, and other advanced topics.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

The Registry of Deeds will be closed on Monday, January 19th, 2009 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

For some interesting facts and events scheduled this day click here.

Foreclosure Seminar

The Massachusetts Independent Title Examiners Association (MITEA) will be hosting a Foreclosure Seminar on Thursday, January 15th 2009 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Commonwealth Room of the Worcester Registry of Deeds.
Attorney Anthony DeSantis, Title Counsel for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company will be the guest speaker.

For more information contact: Denald McCarthy, President of MITEA , at 978-502-5510.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year

We at the Worcester District Registry of Deeds would like to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year and share some statistics, comparisons and goals for the coming year.

January 2, 2008 through December 31, 2008 Statistics:
Income $26,405,187.96
Recordings 143,362

Fiscal 2009 Budget Appropriation was $2,788,908.00 then reduced by $100,000.00 in November 2008 as a result of the revenue shortfall in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

January 2, 2007 through December 31, 2007 Statistics:
Income $33,638,836.15
Recordings 171,375

Fiscal 2008 Budget Appropriation was $2,743,416.00

Foreclosure Deeds for the year of 2007 were 1204
Foreclosure Deeds for the year of 2008 were 1968

The staff worked very hard to complete the back indexing project for 1965 to 1961 in less than one year. You are now able to do a name search back to 1961.

Our Goals for 2009
Electronic Recording
Replacing old microfilm with new film created from scanned images.
Converting our new scanned back images into the database replacing poor quality images.
Ongoing redacting of personal information numbers.