What to Know Before Buying a Home in Palestine, TX

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Exploring Palestine, TX From North to South

Thinking about buying a home in Palestine? Great idea! You picked a colorful city with a great balance of parks, businesses, and educational opportunities, and we're here to help the home purchase process go a little smoother. We service 3.8 million customers across the country and are familiar with the ins-and-outs of the Palestine housing market.

Given all of Texas's growth, Palestine homes aren't always easy to find at a comfortable price. Continued economic growth and cultural expansion have helped to beckon entrepreneurs, retirees, and new graduates to the Palestine area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. That said, Palestine and its nearby areas still offer a variety of home styles and prices. You can find single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and (fingers-crossed) your dream home! When buying a home in Palestine, 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 Palestine will also help you get a feel for how homes in east Palestine differ from west Palestine, what the communities are like, and where to find Palestine's coolest attractions.

You're ready to buy a house in Palestine, but is your bank account? Contact a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you're unsure of your answer. We believe everyone can find their dream home and work to make every stage of the journey more enjoyable and less worrisome. You don't even have to stick with your decision to buy a house in Palestine. We serve new and experienced homeowners alike. Read through the following steps to help you figure out if your finances are in the right place to buy a house in Palestine.

Before anything else, calculate how much house you can afford. This will help you narrow your search when house hunting in Palestine. After that, add up the potential monthly payments (including property taxes, insurance, home repairs, homeowners association fees, etc.). It's okay if these numbers are educated guesses. Searching the web for Palestine averages will usually give you a solid estimate, though everyone's situation is different. Remember that the bulk of your monthly homeowner expenses could be your monthly mortgage payment.

Then, consider how much you can contribute to a down payment. Placing a minimum of 20% down can improve your chances of getting a favorable rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). That said, the minimum down payment requirements depend on the type of loan. Here's where it can help to get prequalified for a mortgage. Prequalification points you in the right direction as far as how much you may be eligible to borrow. Also, consider your credit profile. 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 more options are always good!

It's Go Time! Buy a House in Palestine, TX

While moving is a universal experience, it remains one of the top stressors that a person can experience in life. But moving feels more rewarding when you get to live in a place like Palestine. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Palestine. We're here to help you along the way 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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