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All About Buying a House in Shawnee, KS

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Exploring Shawnee, KS From North to South

Ready to lay down some roots and buy a house in Shawnee? Smart move! You selected an energetic city with an ideal amount 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 from coast to coast and know the Shawnee housing market well.

Shawnee is growing by the day, which means Shawnee homes don't always come cheap. Sustained economic growth and cultural expansion have helped to entice entrepreneurs, retirees, and new graduates to the Shawnee area, but that much change also highlights the need for better infrastructure, larger schools, and a more diverse housing market. That said, Shawnee and its nearby areas still offer a wide range of home types and prices. You can find duplexes, single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and (ideally) your dream house! When buying a house in Shawnee, consider the home's location in relation to your everyday activities. If possible, test drive your route to work, school, and the grocery store. Your home's location will influence almost every aspect of your life. Exploring Shawnee will also help you get a feel for how homes in east Shawnee differ from west Shawnee, what the communities are like, and where to find Shawnee's coolest attractions.

Are you financially prepared to buy a house in Shawnee? Reach out to a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you don't know how to go about answering that question. We think the dream of homeownership should never fade and work to make the journey less worrisome and more rewarding every step of the way. It doesn't matter whether you want to buy a home in Kansas or somewhere else entirely. We serve experienced homeowners and first-time homeowners alike. Start with the following steps to help you figure out if your finances are in the right place to buy a house in Shawnee.

First, estimate how much house you can afford. This will help determine the price range for your Shawnee house hunt. Then, jot down your potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, home repairs, homeowners association fees, etc.). No need to have an exact amount. While everyone's situation is different, an online search for Shawnee averages will usually give you some solid estimates. Remember that the bulk of your monthly homeowner expenses could be your monthly mortgage payment.

Then, look at how much money you can put toward a down payment. Putting at least 20% down will boost your odds of getting a good rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). Even so, the required down payment will depend on the type of loan you get. This is where getting prequalified for a mortgage comes in handy. Getting prequalified will give you an idea of how much you might qualify to borrow. 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 options are always a good thing!

Make Your Move: Buy a Home in Shawnee, KS

While moving is a universal experience, it remains one of the top stressors that a person can experience in life. But moving can also be incredibly rewarding, especially when you get to live in an amazing city like Shawnee. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Shawnee. We're here for you from start to finish 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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