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any advice for a first time home buyer in Boston? best mortgage banks? any strategy you would recommend? many thanks!

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Definitely shop around for mortgage lenders and negotiate. We got a couple of banks to come down in rate. Seth Goodwin at Wells Fargo is pretty good and he will work hard to get you a good deal.

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Leader Bank (Ross Godin). They have the reputation of closing quickly which can help you in the bidding process. We closed in less than a month iirc.

Close at the end of the month. Shop for mortgage and other services ( legal representation etc).

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