Better Mortgage is working to make purchasing and refinancing homes less stressful, and a whole lot simpler. That means no origination fees, a 100% online process, and pre-approval in as little as 3 minutes.
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Suneoo Kang @sukang
I will NEVER use Better Mortgage again! I was totally betrayed by their high NerdWallet review and loan agent's statement "We will process in time." Throughout the closing period, they requested same document I've submitted again and again, which I submitted within 24 hours. After I signed my initial closing document three days before the closing date, they asked for tax transcript the day before the closing! And just because I had to register and submit the document after 24 hours, they pushed the closing date to two weeks WITHOUT ANY NOTIFICATION. Most unprofessional processing and closing work done. Also their promise of lowest rate, SCAM. They claimed to have this "float down policy" to ensure lowest rate possible, but it turned out the rates need to go down "0.25%" for the adjustment to happen. And they only told this after I locked down rates with them. Avoid this company for your own sanity.
Product: Better Mortgage Jumbo
James R @jrdenver
I engaged Better.com to complete a refinance on my home after doing significant research into mortgage companies online. I was sold on their marketing, and was excited for a new, "better" mortgage experience. I found the online portal to be fast, easy, and user-friendly, but the results to be far from that.
Background: - Better.com representatives stated I was eligible for a refinance based on my home's value, along with LTV & CLTV - I inquired three times on recorded lines, as I was not sure myself based on my own research - They confirmed that I was in fact eligible, and I proceeded with an application
After 20+ hours of my own work, digging up countless personal and financial documents for them, paying $550 for an appraisal, letting an appraiser into my home during a pandemic, hard credit checks, and getting all the way to underwriting and title review did they realize the issue, that I was never eligible for the loan based on the agreed upon parameters, and I would need to come up with over $80K due to Better.com's mistake (even though we had discussed this exact scenario during the initial calls).
A manager for better.com confirmed on two separate calls that some sort of "foul play" took place. I have stopped trying to assume what that was or why...
I have tried to reach out to leadership via multiple means and have even had a better.com employee refuse to forward emails to leadership. For now, my complaint is apparently going nowhere but here and to the Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau.
Make your own decisions as my experience may not be reflective of yours.
Product: Better Mortgage Jumbo
Nathan Reynolds @natereynolds
I had a great experience with Better.com until I got to the closing team. The day before closing (9a appointment):
1. I call my closing rep asking if I can get a final balance so I know how much to wire as my bank takes time to process this. She says she'll get on it. 2. I call a few hours later after not getting a call back. She still hasn't figured it out. 3. I get a call from my agent at 4:30 letting me know the bank called the title company saying we can't close because of an inconsistency with the title and appraisal (both they have had for more than 10 days). 4. I call my closing rep and ask: - why was this discovered last minute? - why was I told by someone who was told by someone else vs the bank? - when will I have an answer on when this will be processed? I get no clear answers on any of these questions.
On top of all of this my closing rep never verified my birthdate, last 4 of ssn and property address like every other rep did through the process.