The Process of Buying a Home in Bristol, RI

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Exploring Bristol, RI From North to South

Ready to lay down some roots and buy a house in Bristol? Great idea! You picked a colorful city with a dynamic selection of educational opportunities, businesses, and parks, and we're here to help make your house hunt, purchase, and move more streamlined. We serve 3.8 million customers nationwide and know the Bristol housing market well.

Given all of Rhode Island's growth, Bristol homes aren't always easy to find at a comfortable price. Continued support for local businesses and cultural growth have helped to attract retirees, new businesses, and young families to the Bristol area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. Even so, Bristol and its nearby areas still offer a wide range of home types and prices. You can find duplexes, single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and (fingers-crossed) your perfect home! When looking to buy a house in Bristol, consider how near or far away the home is from the places you visit most. If you can, test drive your route to work, school, and the grocery store. The location of your house will impact virtually every part of your life. Discovering different parts of Bristol will help you see how the northern part differs from the southern part, what the communities are like, and where to find Bristol's coolest attractions.

Are you financially prepared to buy a house in Bristol? 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 work to make every stage of the journey more enjoyable and less worrisome. You could choose to buy a home in Rhode Island or elsewhere. We support experienced homeowners and first-time homeowners alike. Start with the following steps to help you see if you're in a good financial position to buy a house in Bristol.

First, calculate how much house you can afford. This will help you narrow your search when house hunting in Bristol. Next, map out your potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, homeowners association fees, home repairs, etc.). It's okay if these numbers are educated guesses. While everyone's situation is different, an online search for Bristol averages will usually give you some solid estimates. Remember that the bulk of your monthly homeowner expenses could be your monthly mortgage payment.

Now, consider how much you can contribute to a down payment. Putting at least 20% down will improve your chances of getting a great rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). However, the minimum down payment requirements depend on the type of loan. 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, take a good look at your credit. Credit history is an important part of your mortgage application. The better your credit is, the more mortgage options you may be presented with— and more options are always good!

It's Go Time! Buy a House in Bristol, RI

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 Bristol. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Bristol. We're here for you from start to finish 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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