What to Know Before Buying a Home in Lincoln, MT

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Exploring Lincoln, MT From North to South

Thinking about buying a home in Lincoln? Smart move! You selected a colorful city with a dynamic selection of parks, businesses, and educational opportunities, and we're here to help make your home purchase and move a little easier. We serve 3.8 million customers nationwide and know the Lincoln housing market well.

Given all of Montana's growth, Lincoln homes aren't always easy to find at a comfortable price. Ongoing support for local businesses and cultural growth have helped to entice entrepreneurs, retirees, and new graduates to the Lincoln area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. Even so, Lincoln and the surrounding 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 house in Lincoln, consider the home's location in relation to your everyday activities. If possible, test drive your route to work, school, and the grocery store. The location of your house will impact virtually every part of your life. Traveling around Lincoln will also give you an idea of why homes in west Lincoln are priced differently than homes in east Lincoln, what the communities are like, and where to find Lincoln's coolest attractions.

Are your finances in the right place to buy a home in Lincoln? If you're not sure how to answer that question, contact a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional. We believe everyone can find their dream home and try our best to make the journey easier and more rewarding. You don't even have to stick with your decision to buy a house in Lincoln. We work with new and experienced homeowners alike. Walk through the following steps to help you determine if you're financially ready to buy a home in Lincoln.

Before anything else, estimate how much house you can afford. This will help determine the price range for your Lincoln house hunt. Next, map out your potential monthly payments (including home repairs, insurance, homeowners association fees, property taxes, etc.). You don't need an exact amount for these expenses. Searching the web for Lincoln 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.

Now, look at how much money you can put toward a down payment. Putting at least 20% down will boost your chances of getting a great 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. 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, take a good look at 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 Lincoln, MT

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 Lincoln. Contact Mr. Cooper as you get ready to buy a house in Lincoln. 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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