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William MacGregor Joins Boston Area Mortgage Network Offices

Mortgage Network, Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., announced William “Bill” MacGregor has joined Mortgage Network as a loan officer working out of the company’s West Roxbury and Boston, Massachusetts offices.

MacGregor, who has a combined 20 years of experience working in the real estate industry and public sector, will be responsible for helping borrowers throughout Massachusetts with their home financing needs. MacGregor (NMLS #2106033) said the local housing market is extremely competitive, as there are fewer homes for sale and home prices are rising rapidly. For these reasons, potential homebuyers should get pre-approved as soon as they are ready to get into the market, if not before. 

“A pre-approval gives you an idea of what you can afford and what your monthly payments will be,” MacGregor said. “Knowing what homes are in your budget and whether you need to work on your credit or pay down debt will place you a step ahead of the game.” 

He added that buyers who are waiting to see if the market will settle down should not focus on the price of a home, but instead focus on what their monthly payment will be and whether it fits their budget. 

“Many real estate experts and market strategists expect interest rates to increase in the year ahead,” MacGregor said. “Even if home prices take a slight dip, a drastic increase in rates means there is a good chance that waiting for the market to correct itself could result in a higher monthly payment.” 

MacGregor also recommends potential home sellers looking to trade up or downsize their home to stay up to date on the market. “The past year and half has been very unpredictable, and we are entering the winter season, when inventory is typically lower and there are fewer buyers,” he said. “An opportunity that fits your needs may soon become available, even if it doesn’t exist right now.” 

MacGregor has nearly 10 years of experience in the real estate and real estate finance industries, where he has worked as a servicing and escrow analyst, a residential leasing associate, and a commercial real estate analyst. Most recently, he spent over 10 years working for the city of Boston providing services to residents, including assistance with residential permitting and zoning issues. 

A Boston native, MacGregor graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Assumption University and received a certificate in real estate finance from Boston University. He currently resides in West Roxbury with his family, where he remains active in the local community. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic MacGregor delivered groceries to several homebound seniors, and currently serves as a volunteer member of his neighborhood association. 

“Bill is a great asset to Mortgage Network and has hit the ground running,” said Sofia Travayiakis, branch manager of Mortgage Network’s West Roxbury office. “Given his background, familiarity with Greater Boston, and work experience, I can see how successful Bill will be in this industry. He is honest, knowledgeable, and truly cares for his clients.” 

Before joining Mortgage Network, MacGregor purchased his home by getting a mortgage loan through Mortgage Network. “I saw their amazing reviews and competitive rates and witnessed firsthand the variety of loan products they offered,” he said. “I had such a good experience that I referred Mortgage Network to several people after my purchase. I’m thrilled to be able to provide the same wonderful experience I had to others looking to buy or refinance their home.”