Fixed- or Adjustable-Rate Mortgage – Choose the Best Option For You

What city or town do you want to live in?  What features do you want in a home? What’s your price range? Anyone who has shopped for a home can tell you; there are lots of decisions to make.  And once you finally find the perfect home, there’s a whole new set of tough decisions […]

The Home Mortgage Appraisal: How Consumers Can Benefit

FDIC Consumer Information – A home appraisal is often required as an essential component of the mortgage financing process. Because the consumer pays the cost of the appraisal when applying for a mortgage to buy or refinance a home, it’s worth learning more about what the consumer is getting for the money, and why lenders […]

6 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

Buying a home. It’s the American dream and one you may hope to realize soon. You may have even begun looking at homes online or canvassing neighborhoods to find the home that’s right for you. But before you set out on your home buying journey, there are six important steps you should take to be […]

Solutions to the Tax Changes on Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

Recent changes to the national tax code have impacted several areas, including the deductions some home owners were used to taking. This reform affects home equity loans and lines of credit. Here’s the information you should know, and some solutions to help you better manage these changes. First off, what is Equity? Home equity is […]

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How Getting Preapproved for a Mortgage Differs From Being Prequalified

You’ve probably heard this one: A home is the biggest — and most important — purchase of your life. Although that bit of conventional wisdom may be enough to cause even the coolest homebuyers to break out in a nervous sweat, this process doesn’t have to be the most complicated you’ll ever face. Securing a […]

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Meet Our Newest Community Lender – Felicia Freel

We would like to introduce our newest Community Lender, Felicia Freel. As a Community Lender, she is responsible for helping her customers reach their dream of owning a home by finding the best mortgage product to fit their needs. Felicia will be servings the towns of Ayer, Shirley, Lunenburg and Devens. Felicia began her banking […]

Meet Our Newest Community Lender – Michael Glynn

We’d like to introduce the newest member of our retail community lending team, Michael Glynn! As a community lender in the Northborough, Southborough and Westborough area, Michael is responsible for helping his customers reach their financial goal of owning a home by finding a mortgage program that best fits their needs. Michael has been a member of […]

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When to Refinance from an Adjustable-Rate to a Fixed-Rate Mortgage

Unlike diamonds, mortgages are not forever. The ultimate goal is to pay them off and own your home free of encumbrances. But there are many good reasons to trade in your original mortgage for a new one along the way. One of the most common reasons to refinance is to move from an adjustable-rate mortgage, […]

Meet Our Newest Community Lender – David Gentleman

We’d like to introduce the newest member of our retail community lending team, David Gentleman! As a community lender in the Worcester County area, David is responsible for helping his customers realize their goal of homeownership, or better overall financial health by providing clear and honest assistance in finding a mortgage solution that best fits […]

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Make Over Your Mortgage

Hardwood floors. Sleek new appliances. Back yard landscaping. If you own a home, chances are you have a pretty good idea about the steps you can take to improve it. But did you realize you can freshen and improve another aspect of your home? You can make over your mortgage by refinancing. There are some […]

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