Refinancing your Boston Downtown Condo?

If you are looking to invest in Downtown Boston Real Estate or if you are looking for refinance your Downtown Boston Condo or your Boston Midtown high rise, now is the time to take advantage of low mortgage rates as they hit record low once again this last week. One important step to take while starting the process of contacting lenders would be to shop around. Don’t just settle with one quote, get out there and get more than one from different lenders to be able to compare and choose the best one.  If you are thinking about staying in house for your mortgage refi be prepared for longer waiting periods should your home loan servicer be a larger lending institution.

The New York Times and the article “Speeding Up Refinances” informs that large financial institutions show longer waiting periods as sizeable backlogs of applications and a shortage of personnel to handle the application process is of concern. Large financial institutions are being bombarded with applications due to the low interest rates and government programs such as HARP. About 80 percent of applications received are for refinancing.

Conclusion

One suggestion would be to contact mortgage brokers or smaller community banks to help with the process of shopping around. Make sure you are prepared and have your documentations (tax returns, paystubs, etc.) in order before your start the application process.

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Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford
EXPERIENCE

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs



In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.



HISTORY

For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.

AREAS COVERED

Back Bay

Beacon Hill

Charles River Park

Downtown/Midtown

North End

South End

Seaport District

South Boston

Waterfront

Brookline

Surrounding Communities of Boston
Contact
John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.




John Ford
Ford Realty Inc
137 Charles Street
Boston, Ma 02114

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