Boston Private Mortgage Interest Rate and Cost Review

Is Boston Private a cheap or expensive mortgage lender? To help you shop for a mortgage, we compare the interest rates and closing costs charged by Boston Private to those of other lenders for a comparable set of borrowers. Here is our review of Boston Private nationally:

Review ItemBoston Private
Interest Ratelower than other lenders (-0.16%)
Loan Related Closing Costslower than other lenders (-$478)
National Rate and Closing Cost Star Rating(4.5)

On average, Boston Private’s interest rates were lower than those of other lenders (-0.16%). Its loan related closing costs were also lower than those of other lenders, with a difference of -$478. Overall, combining interest rates and closing costs we estimate that Boston Private tends to be a cheap lender, and give it a National Rate and Closing Costs Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent rating and places it among the top 15% of lenders nationwide.

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Boston Private’s Rate Review by City

Mortgage lenders often set different rates in different geographical markets. For our list of the top mortgage lenders by city, click here. In particular, among the cities we track Boston Private was most active in:

  1. Boston, MA
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Manchester, NH

Boston Private’s Rate Review by Mortgage Type

Mortgage lenders also tend to charge different interest rates and closing costs depending on the type of mortgage. In our data, Boston Private originated Conforming and Jumbo mortgages for new home purchases and refinances. Its average interest rate and total loan related closing cost difference relative to other lenders by mortgages type is as follows.

New Purchase MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.22%+0.01%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$705+$64
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.26%+0.01%
National Star Rating(5)(3.5)
Refinance MortgagesConformingJumbo
Interest Rate Difference-0.07%-0.00%
Loan Related Closing Cost Difference-$105+$125
Cost Adjusted Rate Difference-0.08%-0.00%
Average Star Rating(4)(3.5)

As a summary, Boston Private is cheap for Conforming purchase mortgages. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo purchase mortgages. For refinancing, Boston Private is cheap for Conforming mortgage refinance. It is similar to other lenders for Jumbo mortgage refinance. Nevertheless, individual circumstances can matter a lot for mortgage rates, and we always recommend shopping among several of our top mortgage lenders in your area before signing.

Other information about Boston Private:

Registered name: Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Registered city and state: Boston, MA, 02109
Regulator: Federal Reserve System (FRS)

* Source of the data is Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and is for mortgages originated in the past year. Our comparable mortgages analysis controls for Boston Private’s distribution of loan term (e.g. 30 year vs 15 year), loan-to-value (LTV), debt-to-income (DTI), loan amount, loan program (e.g. Conforming/FHA), loan purpose (e.g. purchase/refinance), and commuting zone. Cost adjusted rates were computed based on each percent of the loan amount in above average loan related closing costs being worth +0.15 of a percentage point in interest rate. Furthermore, the amounts are regularized using a Bayesian approach to control for small samples.