What to expect at HousingWire’s Spring Summit

The focus of the Summit is The Year-Round Purchase Market. Record low rates led to a banner year for mortgage lenders in 2020, and this year is expected to be just as incredible.

Increasing lending and servicing capacity – regardless of rates

Business process outsourcing and digital transformation are proven solutions that more companies in the mortgage industry are turning to. Download this white paper for more.

HousingWire's 2021 Spring Summit

We’ve gathered four of the top housing economists to speak at our virtual summit, a new event designed for HW+ members that’s focused on The Year-Round Purchase Market.

An Honest Conversation on minority homeownership

In this episode, Lloyd interviews a senior research associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute about the history and data behind minority homeownership.

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2017 Rising Stars: Vishal Garg

Founder and CEO at Better Mortgage

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Vishal Garg founded Better Mortgage in 2014 to improve the speed, transparency and customer satisfaction in the mortgage loan process.

The company officially launched as Better Mortgage on better.com in mid-December 2015, and started 2016 with its new brand. Since then, the company has grown its platform from a rate engine that still had significant manual processing to a fully integrated platform that allows borrowers to complete a series of automated tasks based on the information submitted. It also enables borrowers to link bank accounts and upload documents directly for underwriting review and see an official loan estimate in seconds.

Some critical milestones have been the close of Series A funding for $30 million led by Goldman Sachs in June 2016 and a Series B funding for $15 million, which included Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (known for investing in Amazon and Google) in February of this year, setting the company’s new valuation at $220 million.

In the past three months, the company has launched service in five new states, doubling its coverage.  

Garg pic1WHAT IS ONE HABIT THAT HAS HELPED YOU SUCCEED?

I strive to relentlessly question and challenge the status quo. I ask “why is it this way or that way? Who made that happen? And why?” There is a natural order to everything, and without understanding the past, there is no way to shape the future.

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