Massachusetts Mortgage News and Rates by Jeff Chin

Top 5 Boston Born Actresses

Honorable Mentions: Traci Bingham is a Cambridge native. She is best-known for playing the role of Jordan Tate on the television series Baywatch. Bridget Moynahan grew up in Longmeadow, MA. Known for her supporting roles in films such as Coyote Ugly (2000), Ex-girlfriend to New England Patriots’ Quarterback, Tom Brady. Maura Tierney was born and raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood... Read more...

Five Smart Buys for Newton, MA

Home Buying What makes a house a good buy? At the end of this article, I have a list of houses that I have graded in terms of the sorts of features that make these houses good financial investments, as well as comfortable homes. How will these houses remain good investments over the years? The value of real estate all across the country has been dropping. We see this in the news every day.... Read more...

The Hot Ticket

Hot Ticket The buzz was on. People got in, or in the middle of getting in. You heard the news headlines on television, radio, the internet, on facebook, blogs, and twitter. This was historic, never seen before in our time. The experience was a must for all. Refinancing your mortgage to a rate in the 4s was your gold medal. To those that had the luck in getting their refinance closed, congratulations!... Read more...

My Interview with Eliot at Credit Karma

InterviewQ&A with a Mortgage Professional Written by Eliot May 26th, 2009 at 12:07 PM CDT 1 comment Today we put together a list of questions that we frequently receive regarding mortgages, refinances, credit requirements and other related inquiries that pertain to the home mortgage industry. Today, we’re lucky to have Jeff Chin, owner of a boutique brokerage, Independent Mortgage,... Read more...

If Lenders Were Manufacturing Cars

ThoughtsRecent news about the US automakers seems very bleak. Chrysler and GM will be closing down dealerships as means to recover. Here’s some thoughts on some of the mortgage loans for borrowers: The Camry – best fit for a small family. Much like the Conventional loan for borrowers with equity in their home (more than 20%), solid credit scores and adequate income to support... Read more...

No Gagh Please!

IdeasI’m excited that the new Star Trek movie is starting today, anxious to see the young James Tiberious Kirk and how his universally diverse crew got started. But I am still nastogic about the original Star Trek series. It has been very apparent with mortgage lenders that they are too. The status quo for lenders today remains to be an appetite for only the standard steak and potatoes.... Read more...

Massachusetts Mortgage News and Rates by Jeff Chin