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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Samantha Pinsak

So you’re considering a local mortgage lender

Samantha Pinsak (a no-commission Loan Consultant at Better) breaks down the questions to ask when you’re considering a local lender With big banks, you risk getting lost in the shuffle Consumers have been burned dealing with large national banks who can’t commit to when they will get back to you, who will get...

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Sathi Roy

So you’re wondering how much house can you (actually) afford

Sathi Roy (a no-commission Loan Consultant at Better) explains how home affordability calculators work – and an even better way to figure out how much you can borrow. Affordability calculators are a tricky thing. That’s because when someone asks “how much house can I afford?” what they really need to know is “how much can...

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Amy Zhou

How to refinance your mortgage in 3 weeks

Better aims to cut the time to refinance in half. In this article, we share the experiences of two real borrowers who closed their loans in under 21 days and give you tips on how to do it. Anyone who's gone through a typical loan refinance can tell you the roller coaster of frustration, mental...

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Erik Bernhardsson

Mortgage refinance calculator: How much could you save by refinancing?

Use this calculator find out how much you could save by refinancing your mortgage. If you’re considering a home refinance, you probably have one big question on your mind — how much would you save? Refinancing can save you money over the life of your mortgage by allowing you to lock a lower interest rate...

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