The Better guide to buying a home

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Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll ever make. That’s intimidating.

So we’ve distilled our best advice on the subject into this slim and straightforward guide, which addresses your most pressing questions: how much house you can actually afford, which financing option is right for you, how to shop for a lender, and so on. Consider it the Better version of Mortgaging 101.


Being able to get pre-approved through Better Mortgage really gave us a significant advantage over other buyers, the seller felt much more confident working with us.

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Bruno & Sabrina

Home purchase in San Francisco, CA


It is very refreshing to deal with a company that delivers exactly what they say they will. They were very personable and treated me like a long time customer. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to friends or family.

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Gustavo M

Home purchase in Seattle, WA


The verified pre-approval process was very quick, which enabled me to put in an offer the same day I started the pre-approval process. Another offer came in right after mine, so I would have lost the house if the process took longer.

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Home purchase in Hamden, CT

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