Shawn Low

How to get a better mortgage

Built for speed, designed to put you in control We’ve gotten rid of unfair commission structures and created a straightforward online mortgage experience, so getting financing for a home is faster, more affordable, and completely transparent. Going shopping? Get a Verified Pre-Approval Letter in 24 hours or less We’ll determine exactly how much...

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Vishal Garg

When a 5% down payment isn't a risk

Vishal Garg, Better Founder and CEO, demystifies the low down payment mortgage. Becoming a homeowner is a huge milestone in many people’s lives, but it can be hard to know when you’re ready. At Better, we've found that many people don't take the next step because of how daunting it can seem to...

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Erik Bernhardsson

A better home affordability calculator – how much can you afford?

Tell us a little about your finances and the type of property you’re looking to buy. We’ll help you understand how much house you may be able to afford. Get pre-approved in 3 minutes The next step is to get a Better basic pre-approval letter. It takes just 3 minutes online and won’...

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Viral Shah

So you're considering an adjustable rate mortgage

Viral Shah (Better’s Head of Capital Markets) explains what he wishes he had known about ARMs when he bought his first home. When I bought my first home 4 years ago, I got a fixed rate loan, like 98% of homebuyers do today. My loan officer didn’t even bring up the idea of...

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Viral Shah

What is an ARM?

Viral Shah (Better’s Head of Capital Markets) explains how an adjustable rate mortgage works. Choosing a mortgage type is one of the many decisions a homebuyer needs to make – and it’s a big one. After the 2008 housing crisis, many buyers were wary of adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs). But in instances where you’...

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