Jillian White

Why a better mortgage includes a better approach to appraisals

Jillian White, SRA designated Chief Valuation Officer at Better with over 15 years experience as an appraiser, explains how we’re changing the appraisal process to help first-time homebuyers get their dream homes. The appraisal. For many homebuyers, it can feel like a looming black box at the end of the homebuying process, threatening to...

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Matty Kimura

What documents will I need for my mortgage?

Matty Kimura, a Loan Ranger at Better, gives a rundown of the documents you’ll need for your mortgage application. Are you thinking of buying a house? Or maybe you’ve heard rates are low and you want to refinance your current loan. Either way, you’ll need a mortgage. To help you prepare, let’...

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Vishal Garg

How to find the mortgage that’s right for you

Vishal Garg, Founder and CEO of Better, shares advice on how customers can make sure they’re getting the best mortgage for them. Hear me out: getting a mortgage is a lot like booking a flight. When people shop for flights, there are things that they’re willing to negotiate on (like a layover, leaving...

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Sathi Roy

5 Tips to Prepare for a Refinance

Sathi Roy, a non-commissioned Loan Consultant at Better, explains how you can make your refinance journey as seamless as possible. Considering refinancing your mortgage? Here are some steps you can take ahead of applying to make the process go smoother. 1. Determine your refinance goal The most important step to take before embarking on your...

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Sarah Pierce

What is the total cost of a mortgage?

Sarah Pierce, a non-commissioned Loan Consultant at Better, breaks down all of the costs associated with getting a mortgage, from third-party fees to ongoing payments. Mortgages – and all the costs associated with them – can be confusing, even if you’ve been through the process before. Here’s a framework to help you understand all the...

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