A recap of our greatest wins and adjustments in 2018
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Final 12 months introduced us even nearer to creating homeownership so easy it feels magical. We helped hundreds of shoppers get monetary savings, time, and stress. And constructed the inspiration to assist much more individuals get residence in 2019. Let’s have a look again.
35 states received Higher.
We settled into new neighborhoods and received to know the locals by serving to individuals purchase and refinance houses in 28 states — with licensing in 35 complete.
Our backers dedicated.
Goldman Sachs, Ally Financial institution, and Kleiner Perkins continued to like our product (and our numbers). They helped us efficiently shut our Collection C with much more traders.
NerdWallet, Crain’s, Forbes, and Benzinga gave us the nod.
We’re humbled (however not stunned) they acknowledged our superior customer support, modern expertise, and seamless mortgage course of.
We grew 300% — sure, actually.
Sluggish market? We didn’t discover. Our income and mortgage originations every grew 300% this 12 months, serving to us beat our private information month after month.
We grew to become the quickest rising homeownership firm.
In November, we reached $2 billion in mortgage originations. That’s sooner than any mortgage firm ever.
We expanded throughout.
We added top-tier expertise — 200 individuals, actually — and opened workplaces in Irvine and Oakland. Our newly launched in-house coaching program, Higher College, helps get our crew from begin to success sooner.
We modified the steps of homebuying.
Our affordability estimator helped hundreds of individuals perceive their true buying energy. We confirmed debtors how a lot home they might truly afford so they might purchase the house that was proper for them, and their funds.
And a lot extra…
- $375,000 in CRA reductions alone
- Fought for the very best mortgage insurance coverage charges
- eight new mortgage traders