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Understanding the Vancouver, WA Housing Landscape

Ready to lay down some roots and buy a house in Vancouver? Great idea! You picked a lively city with an ideal amount of parks, businesses, and educational opportunities, and we're here to help make your house hunt, purchase, and move more streamlined. We serve 3.8 million customers from coast to coast and have the inside scoop on Vancouver's housing scene.

Vancouver is growing by the day, which means Vancouver homes don't always come cheap. Sustained support for local businesses and cultural growth have helped to entice retirees, new businesses, and young families to the Vancouver area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. That said, Vancouver and its nearby areas still offer a variety of home types and prices. You can find townhomes, condos, single-family homes, duplexes, and (hopefully) your dream house! When buying a house in Vancouver, consider how near or far away the home is from the places you visit most. If you can, test drive your trip from the house to work, school, and the grocery store. Your house's location will affect everything, from your morning routine to how you spend your evenings. Exploring Vancouver will also help you get a feel for how homes in east Vancouver differ from west Vancouver, what the neighborhoods are like, and where to find Vancouver's hottest attractions.

You're ready to buy a house in Vancouver, 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 the journey less worrisome and more rewarding every step of the way. You don't even have to stick with your decision to buy a house in Vancouver. We work with experienced homeowners and first-time homeowners alike. Read through the following steps to help you determine if you're financially ready to buy a home in Vancouver.

Before anything else, calculate how much house you can afford. This will help determine the price range for your Vancouver house hunt. After that, map out 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 Vancouver 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.

Now, 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). 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, take a good look at your credit. Lenders place a high importance on credit history when looking at 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 Vancouver, WA

While moving is a universal experience, it remains one of the top stressors that a person can experience in life. But moving can also be incredibly rewarding, especially when you get to live in an amazing city like Vancouver. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Vancouver. We're here for you every step of the way and Mr. Cooper® Real Estate Rewards can even connect you with a high-performing real estate agent who may be able to help you save thousands.*

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