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What to Know Before Buying a Home in Everett, MA

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Understanding the Everett, MA Housing Landscape

Ready to lay down some roots and buy a house in Everett? Awesome! You've chosen a vibrant city with a dynamic selection 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 Everett housing market well.

Everett'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 support for local businesses and cultural growth have helped to entice entrepreneurs, retirees, and new graduates to the Everett area, but so much change also means a strain on housing options, school capacities, and city roads. Despite this, Everett and its nearby areas still offer a wide range of home styles and prices. You can find duplexes, single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and (hopefully) your perfect home! When looking to buy a house in Everett, consider the home's location in relation to your everyday activities. If possible, drive the route you'd take from the house to your school, office, and favorite hangout spot. Your house's location will affect everything, from your morning routine to how you spend your evenings. Traveling around Everett will also give you an idea of why homes in west Everett are priced differently than homes in east Everett, where to find Everett's most popular attractions, and what the neighborhoods are like.

Are your finances in the right place to buy a home in Everett? Reach out to a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you don't know how to go about answering that question. We believe in keeping the dream of homeownership alive and try our best to make the journey easier and more rewarding. You could choose to buy a home in Massachusetts or elsewhere. We serve experienced homeowners and first-time homeowners alike. Start with the following steps to help you determine if you're financially ready to buy a home in Everett.

First, estimate how much house you can afford. This will help you set a price range while house shopping in Everett. Then, jot down your potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, homeowners association fees, home repairs, etc.). You don't need an exact amount for these expenses. Searching the web for Everett averages will usually give you a solid estimate, though everyone's situation is different. 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 increase 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. Here's where it can help to get prequalified for a mortgage. Getting prequalified will give you an idea of how much you might qualify to borrow. Also, check your credit. Credit history is an important part of 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 Everett, MA

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 Everett. Contact Mr. Cooper as you look to buy a home in Everett. 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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