The Process of Buying a Home in Simi Valley, CA

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Exploring Simi Valley, CA From North to South

Thinking about buying a home in Simi Valley? Smart move! You picked a lively city with an ideal amount of businesses, schools, restaurants and parks, and we're here to help the home purchase process go a little smoother. We service 3.8 million customers nationwide and know the Simi Valley housing market well.

Simi Valley's amazing growth has made it a great place to live. But on the flip side, the growth has also led to a shortage of cheaper homes. Sustained cultural expansion and economic growth have helped to entice retirees, new businesses, and young families to the Simi Valley area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. That said, Simi Valley and its neighboring areas still offer an array of home types and prices. You can find duplexes, single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and (hopefully) your perfect home! When looking to buy a house in Simi Valley, double check that you're factoring in the home's distance from your daily activities. If you can, drive the route you'd take from the house to your school, office, and favorite hangout spot. Your home's location will influence almost every aspect of your life. Exploring Simi Valley will also help you get a feel for how homes in east Simi Valley differ from west Simi Valley, what the communities are like, and where to find Simi Valley's coolest attractions.

You're ready to buy a house in Simi Valley, but is your bank account? If you're not sure how to answer that question, contact a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional. We believe everyone can find their dream home and work to make every stage of the journey more enjoyable and less worrisome. You don't even have to stick with your decision to buy a house in Simi Valley. We work with first-time homeowners and experienced homeowners alike. Walk through the following steps to help you see if you're in a good financial position to buy a house in Simi Valley.

Before anything else, calculate how much house you can afford. This will help you narrow your search when house hunting in Simi Valley. Then, jot down your potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, homeowners association fees, home repairs, etc.). No need to have an exact amount. Everyone's situation will differ, but a quick online search for average expenses in Simi Valley will usually point you in the right direction. Remember that the bulk of your monthly homeowner expenses could be your monthly mortgage payment.

Now, consider how much you can contribute to a down payment. Putting at least 20% down will improve your chances of getting a favorable rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). However, the minimum down payment requirements depend on the type of loan. At this stage, getting prequalified for a loan can be extremely helpful. Getting prequalified will give you an idea of how much you might qualify to borrow. Also, take a good look at your credit. Credit history is an important part of your mortgage application. The better your credit is, the more mortgage options you may be presented with— and who doesn't want more choices in life?

Make Your Move: Buy a Home in Simi Valley, CA

As common as moving is, you'd think we'd all have figured out a less stressful way to do it. And yet, it remains a top stressor in life! But moving feels more rewarding when you get to live in a place like Simi Valley. Contact Mr. Cooper as you look to buy a home in Simi Valley. We're here for you every step of the way and Mr. Cooper® Real Estate Rewards can even put you in touch with a vetted real estate agent who can potentially help you save thousands of dollars.*

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