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The Process of Buying a Home in Rolla, MO

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Get Familiar with the Lay of the Land in Rolla, MO

Strongly considering a home purchase in Rolla? Congratulations! You picked a vibrant city with a great balance of parks, businesses, and educational opportunities, and we're here to help make your home purchase and move a little easier. We service 3.8 million customers nationwide and have the inside scoop on Rolla's housing scene.

Rolla is growing by the day, which means Rolla homes don't always come cheap. Ongoing support for local businesses and cultural growth have helped to entice young families, new businesses, and retirees to the Rolla area, but that much change also highlights the need for better infrastructure, larger schools, and a more diverse housing market. Despite this, Rolla and its nearby areas still offer an array of homes in price and amenities. You can find townhomes, condos, single-family homes, duplexes, and (ideally) your perfect home! When buying a home in Rolla, 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. Traveling around Rolla will also give you an idea of why homes in west Rolla are priced differently than homes in east Rolla, where to find Rolla's most popular attractions, and what the neighborhoods are like.

Are your finances in the right place to buy a home in Rolla? Contact a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you're unsure of your answer. 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 Missouri or somewhere else entirely. We serve new and experienced homeowners alike. Read through the following steps to help you determine if you're financially ready to buy a home in Rolla.

Before anything else, estimate how much house you can afford. This will help determine the price range for your Rolla house hunt. After that, jot down your potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, homeowners association fees, home repairs, etc.). No need to have an exact amount. While everyone's situation is different, an online search for Rolla 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.

Now, figure out what a realistic down payment would be for you. A down payment of at least 20% can help improve your chances of getting a great rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). However, the required down payment will depend on the type of loan you get. At this stage, getting prequalified for a loan can be extremely helpful. Prequalification points you in the right direction as far as how much you may be eligible to borrow. Also, check your credit. Credit history is one of the main factors that lenders look at when considering your mortgage application. You may be presented with more mortgage options if you have healthy credit— and who doesn't want more choices in life?

Move Up and Out: Buying Your Dream House in Rolla, MO

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 can also be incredibly rewarding, especially when you get to live in an amazing city like Rolla. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Rolla. We're here to help you along the way and Mr. Cooper® Real Estate Rewards can even connect you with a top-performing real estate agent who can potentially save you thousands.*

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