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Understanding the Union City, CA Housing Landscape

Ready to lay down some roots and buy a house in Union City? Smart move! You selected an energetic city with an ideal amount of parks, businesses, and educational opportunities, and we're here to help make your house hunt, purchase, and move more streamlined. We serve 3.8 million customers nationwide and are familiar with the ins-and-outs of the Union City housing market.

Union City'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. Ongoing cultural expansion and economic growth have helped to entice young families, new businesses, and retirees to the Union City area, but so much change also means a strain on housing options, school capacities, and city roads. Even so, Union City and its nearby areas still offer an array of home styles and prices. You can find townhomes, condos, single-family homes, duplexes, and (ideally) your perfect home! When looking to buy a house in Union City, consider how near or far away the home is from the places you visit most. If possible, test drive your trip from the house to work, school, and the grocery store. Your home's location will influence almost every aspect of your life. Traveling around Union City will also give you an idea of why homes in west Union City are priced differently than homes in east Union City, where to find Union City's most popular attractions, and what the neighborhoods are like.

Are you financially prepared to buy a house in Union City? Reach out to a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you don't know how to go about answering that question. We believe everyone can find their dream home and try our best to make the journey easier and more rewarding. It doesn't matter whether you want to buy a home in California or somewhere else entirely. We serve first-time homeowners and experienced homeowners alike. Walk through the following steps to help you determine if you're financially ready to buy a home in Union City.

Before anything else, calculate how much house you can afford. This will help determine the price range for your Union City house hunt. Then, add up the potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, homeowners association fees, home repairs, etc.). It's okay if these numbers are educated guesses. Searching the web for Union City averages will usually give you a solid estimate, though everyone's situation is different. Remember that the bulk of your monthly homeowner expenses could be your monthly mortgage payment.

Then, figure out what a realistic down payment would be for you. A down payment of at least 20% can help boost your chances of getting a great rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). Even so, down payment requirements can differ depending on the loan type. This is where getting prequalified for a mortgage comes in handy. Getting prequalified helps you know how much you might be eligible to borrow from a lender. Also, check your credit. Lenders place a high importance on credit history when looking at your mortgage application. The healthier your credit is, the more mortgage options you may have open to you— and more options are always good!

Move Up and Out: Buying Your Dream House in Union City, CA

While moving is a universal experience, it remains one of the top stressors that a person can experience in life. But moving feels more rewarding when you get to live in a place like Union City. Contact Mr. Cooper as you look to buy a home in Union City. 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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