2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2020 9:41 AM by Marie Maxwell

    real estate transfer

    Susy Young Newbie

      i have found a notice in Boston Globe, 1875.  A property was sold for $4000 - land and buildings.  The seller was, I thought, dirt poor.  But that sum seems to equate to c.$100,000 in today's money.  would that have made him rich?   can someone explain?

        • Re: real estate transfer
          Marene Baker Adventurer

          This not a question that  can be answered with National Archives records.  I would suggest that you contact the Massachusetts State Archives.  You should probably also try to more fully fill out the life of the person you are researching, this might provide the best answer to your questions.

          • Re: real estate transfer
            Marie Maxwell Adventurer

            Even today people can be land rich and dirt poor. Think about farmers as an example.

            To learn more see what similar sized properties sold for during the same time period. Good luck with your research.

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