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Our mission

We’re making homeownership simpler, faster — and most importantly, more accessible for all Americans.

The status quo is broken

The traditional processes around homeownership are opaque and stressful. Fees aren’t transparent and some are simply outrageous in size. Traditional commission structures incentivize sales, not support. It’s a system set up to benefit insiders — not you. Better.com CEO, Vishal Garg, set out to change that.

Read Vishal’s story

How we’re changing things

We believe homeownership should be fast, transparent, and low-cost. For everyone.

Homeownership is a huge part of our economy. Housing overall is a $33 trillion business, and mortgages account for $15 trillion. Yet home finance operates in the same way it has for decades — through opaque systems and expensive intermediaries whose interests are misaligned with consumers’.

That’s why Better.com is redefining the homeownership process from the ground up. We’re using technology to make it faster and more efficient, and humans to help make it friendly and enjoyable.

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Company timeline

2014

Founders started a company with the goal of re-engineering the mortgage process.

Partnered with Avex Funding, a California originator specializing in prime conforming and jumbo mortgages for over 10 years.

2015

Acquired partner mortgage originator Avex Funding.

Developed investor rules engine to algorithmically match borrowers and mortgage products to over 10 large institutional investors.

Began working with borrowers directly online without commissioned loan officers.

Funded first 100%-digital loan without a single phone call.

2016

Launched as Better Mortgage.

Closed $30 million in Series A funding.

Approved as a Fannie Mae seller/servicer and established relationships with 17 top mortgage investors.

2017

Closed $15 million in Series B funding with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

Introduced the one-day verified pre-approval letter.

2018

$1 Billion in total funded loans. Thousands of our customers have benefited from our low pricing and great customer service.

Launched Better Real Estate.

2019

Launched Better Cover.

Launched Better Settlement Services.

Closed $160 million in Series C funding.

Today

You become part of the story by joining tens of thousands of happy Better Mortgage borrowers.