Buyers of Foreclosed Homes Beware in Massachusetts; SJC Rules Against Bevilacqua and BFPs

Wow. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the much-anticipated Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez case,  ruled that buyers of some foreclosed homes may not be the legal owners of those properties, even though they purchased the homes through a foreclosure proceeding and even in cases where they attempted a “try-title” (mostly equivalent to a state quiet title action) to…