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FHA vs. HomeReady: Breaking down different affordable loan options

HomeReady vs FHA loans: See how an affordable home financing program that offers low down payment options like HomeReady stacks up against FHA loans.

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A guide to cash-out refi: using your home to consolidate high-interest debt

Consolidate high-interest debt with a cash-out refinance from Better Mortgage.

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So you’re wondering how much house you can afford

Online mortgage calculators may not be as reliable as you think. Find out how to get a Better idea of how much house you can really afford.

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What is a loan origination fee and can you avoid paying it?

Origination fees are common when purchasing a mortgage but we'll explain why they can vary between lenders and why better doesn't charge them.

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How do school districts affect homebuying?

More than half of homebuyers with children in school shop by school district. Here's what to know about the impact that can have.

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Home affordability calculator – how much house can I afford?

This home affordability calculator can help you understand how much house you can afford before you start the shopping process.

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What is PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance?

PMI, or private mortgage insurance, is required for low down payment mortgage loans. Learn about how it can affect the final cost of your mortgage.

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How to get rid of mortgage insurance

Are you currently paying for mortgage insurance? Here are some ways you might be able to get rid of it and save in the long run.

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When a 3-5% down payment isn't a risk

Considering a 5% down payment for your mortgage? We're here to help demystify the low down payment mortgage.

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Why a no-cost mortgage has historically been the best choice for most borrowers: try our interactive tool

Historical data tells us that for most borrowers in the last 25 years, paying points has been a bad decision.

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