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What does it mean for home buyers:
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Virtual notarization bill passed (see below) - remote closings are now EASY and Possible.
NEWS from Governor Charlie Baker
Mandatory Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Short-Term Rental Extended Until May 18
Today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending mandatory closure of non-essential businesses and short-term rentals from May 4 until May 18. Real estate remains an essential service, meaning brick and mortar offices may remain open to workers, clients, and the general public within health and safety guidelines. The order also extends the current stay-at-home advisory until the same date.
In addition, the Governor announced the creation of a 17 member advisory board led by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Mike Kennealy. The group includes corporate, municipal, and public health leaders. They will work to develop a report by May 18 on reopening the state’s economy that will include workplace safety standards.
Governor Baker Signs Remote Notarization Bill
On April 27, Governor Baker signed the remote notarization bill, S.2645 into law, codified as Chapter 71 of the Acts of 2020. MAR has worked on this issue since the start of the state of emergency and specifically advocated for the passage of this bill.
The bill authorizes notarizations to occur through the use of real time electronic video conferencing during the current state of emergency. You can read more about the specific process through which these notarizations must occur here.