All About Buying a House in Champaign, IL

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Exploring Champaign, IL From North to South

Thinking about buying a home in Champaign? Great idea! You've chosen an energetic city with a great balance of businesses, schools, restaurants and parks, and we're here to help make your home purchase and move a little easier. We service 3.8 million customers across the country and have the inside scoop on Champaign's housing scene.

Given all of Illinois's growth, Champaign homes aren't always easy to find at a comfortable price. Continued cultural expansion and economic growth have helped to entice entrepreneurs, retirees, and new graduates to the Champaign area, but so much change also means a strain on housing options, school capacities, and city roads. Even so, Champaign and the surrounding areas still offer a wide range of home types and prices. You can find single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and (fingers-crossed) your dream home! When buying a home in Champaign, double check that you're factoring in the home's distance from your daily activities. If possible, test drive your route to work, school, and the grocery store. Your house's location will affect everything, from your morning routine to how you spend your evenings. Traveling around Champaign will also give you an idea of why homes in west Champaign are priced differently than homes in east Champaign, what the neighborhoods are like, and where to find Champaign's hottest attractions.

Are your finances in the right place to buy a home in Champaign? Contact a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you're unsure of your answer. 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 Illinois or somewhere else entirely. We serve first-time homeowners and experienced homeowners alike. Read through the following steps to help you see if you're in a good financial position to buy a house in Champaign.

First, calculate how much house you can afford. This will help determine the price range for your Champaign house hunt. Next, map out your potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, homeowners association fees, home repairs, etc.). You don't need an exact amount for these expenses. While everyone's situation is different, an online search for Champaign averages will usually give you some solid estimates. Keep in mind that your monthly mortgage payment could make up the bulk of your monthly home expenses.

Next, consider how much you can contribute to a down payment. Putting at least 20% down will improve your odds of getting a good rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). That said, the required down payment will depend on the type of loan you get. Here's where it can help to get prequalified for a mortgage. Getting prequalified helps you know how much you might be eligible to borrow from a lender. Also, consider your credit profile. Lenders place a high importance on credit history when looking at your mortgage application. You may be presented with more mortgage options if you have healthy credit— and options are always a good thing!

It's Go Time! Buy a House in Champaign, IL

Moving remains one of the biggest stressors, despite being a practically universal experience. But moving feels more rewarding when you get to live in a place like Champaign. Contact Mr. Cooper as you get ready to buy a house in Champaign. We're here for you from start to finish and Mr. Cooper® Real Estate Rewards can even connect you with a high-performing real estate agent who may be able to help you save thousands.*

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