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VP Chris Boyle

VP Chris Boyle

Chris Boyle is Vice President and head of the Single-Family Sales & Relationship Management organization. In this capacity, Boyle has responsibility for sourcing Freddie Mac's single-family business, which includes National Lending, Regional Lending, Community Lending, and corporate accounts. Boyle is a member of the executive leadership team and reports to David Lowman, executive vice president of Single-Family Business. A veteran of over 30 years the mortgage industry, Boyle joined Freddie Mac in 1990 and has held a variety of leadership roles in the area of client management. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, she held leadership positions with NBD, Carteret S&L, and Goldome Bank.

Down Payments: Today's Most Persistent Misconception about Mortgages

Today's consumers persistently overestimate the size of a down payment they need to finance a home. Just how deep-rooted the myth of the large down payment is was made plain in some recent research from Zelman & Associates in New York, which found respondents, on average, believe lenders require equity of 11 to 15 percent.

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4 Homeownership Myths That Refuse to Die

April marks the beginning of the homebuying season, and for the first time in well over a decade, home sales – not refinancings – are expected to dominate the market. But a few stubbornly persistent myths about buying a home are likely to keep some potential buyers on the sidelines. Let's knock down those myths with the facts.

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A New World for Community Based Lenders

One reason community based lenders are known for delivering quality service is because they are deeply rooted in the markets they serve and often know their customers on a first-name basis. Maintaining this legacy in the new world we live in requires community based lenders to adapt to new regulations, technologies, and customer demands despite having smaller staff and fewer resources than their bigger competitors.

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Using Financial Assets to Qualify for a New Mortgage

A little-known change in Freddie Mac’s rules could be a big help to qualifying retiring Baby Boomers and other savvy homebuyers who have limited incomes but substantial financial assets, for a low-rate conforming, conventional mortgage.

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