The state’s highest court ruled Friday that lenders must have proper paperwork in hand at the time they complete a foreclosure, but the decision doesn’t apply to seizures that have already taken place, removing a cloud of uncertainty over the status of property titles for thousands of Massachusetts homes. The state Supreme Judicial Court’s finding came as a relief to real estate industry specialists, who said a retroactive ruling would have created chaos
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