Better Mortgage

The Better Guide to Buying a Home

Buying a home is a big deal – but that doesn’t mean the experience has to be daunting. We’ve distilled our best advice into a slim and straightforward homebuying guide to help you prepare. Get the guide now. Whether you’re still months away from shopping or are already on the hunt for your...

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Megan Bellingham

How does your job affect your mortgage?

Megan Bellingham, Operations Manager at Better, explains how lenders consider your employment income. Are you financially ready to buy a house? To answer that question, you may be thinking of how much money you’ve saved up for a down payment. However, you should also take into account how much money you’re actually making....

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Samantha Pinsak

FHA vs. HomeReady: Breaking down different affordable loan options

Samantha Pinsak, a non-commissioned Loan Consultant at Better, highlights what homebuyers should look for when comparing FHA and HomeReady. Trying to figure out how to buy a home while you're still paying off student loans? Still recovering from a blip on your credit report and wondering if you can qualify for a mortgage? Looking to...

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Megan Bellingham

Self-employed? Here’s how to get a mortgage

Megan Bellingham, Operations Manager at Better, explains what self-employed customers can expect when heading into the mortgage process. As part of the underwriting team at Better, I know firsthand that there are a whole lot of numbers involved in getting a mortgage. That's because it's our team’s job to review and evaluate people's loan...

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Sarah Pierce

How your credit score affects your mortgage

One of the most common topics customers ask me about is credit scores. “How will my credit score affect my rates? What if my partner or spouse has a low credit score? Will applying for a pre-approval hurt my score?” Here’s a roundup of the guidance I give them. A higher credit score means...

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