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Where can I get a cost estimate?

When you start considering whether itโ€™s the right time to buy a house, the first step is understanding what costs are involved. And we know that different people are in different stages of the homebuying process, from โ€œThat might be nice one dayโ€ to โ€œIโ€™m ready to make this happen.โ€ So here are the ways you can estimate your costs at every step of the journey.

If youโ€™re still just starting to think about buying a house one day, check out our Affordability Calculator. This simple, clickable tool helps you find a ballpark estimate of how much house you can afford. It factors in both mortgage and non-mortgage expenses, such as utilities, maintenance, and home improvement costs.

But if youโ€™re thinking more seriously about buying a home and want to find out what kind of rates you can qualify for, it only takes a few minutes to start the pre-approval process.

Youโ€™ll self-report your income and assets, and then we give you personalized rates and a pre-approval letter. It only takes a few minutes and wonโ€™t affect your credit score in any way.

Once youโ€™re pre-approved, you can get a Loan Estimate, which gives you the estimated interest rate, monthly payment, total closing costs for the loan, and the estimated costs of taxes and insurance. Itโ€™s the best tool for comparing mortgage rates between lenders. With Better Mortgage, youโ€™ll get a Loan Estimate in seconds, but traditional lenders can take up to three days.

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