What to Know Before Buying a Home in Yelm, WA

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Exploring Yelm, WA From North to South

Ready to lay down some roots and buy a house in Yelm? Congratulations! You selected an energetic 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 support 3.8 million customers nationwide and are familiar with the ins-and-outs of the Yelm housing market.

Given all of Washington's growth, Yelm homes aren't always easy to find at a comfortable price. Ongoing support for local businesses and cultural growth have helped to entice young families, new businesses, and retirees to the Yelm area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. Even so, Yelm and the surrounding areas still offer an array of home styles and prices. You can find townhomes, condos, single-family homes, duplexes, and (ideally) your dream home! When looking to buy a house in Yelm, 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. Your house's location will affect everything, from your morning routine to how you spend your evenings. Traveling around Yelm will also give you an idea of why homes in west Yelm are priced differently than homes in east Yelm, what the neighborhoods are like, and where to find Yelm's hottest attractions.

You're ready to buy a house in Yelm, 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 try our best to make the journey easier and more rewarding. You could choose to buy a home in Washington or elsewhere. We work with new and experienced homeowners alike. Start with the following steps to help you figure out if your finances are in the right place to buy a house in Yelm.

First, estimate how much house you can afford. This will help you set a price range while house shopping in Yelm. After that, add up the 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 Yelm 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, 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. Here's where it can help to get prequalified for a mortgage. Getting prequalified helps you know how much you might be eligible to borrow from a lender. Also, consider your credit profile. Lenders place a high importance on credit history when looking at your mortgage application. The healthier your credit is, the more mortgage options you may have open to you— and more options are always good!

Move Up and Out: Buying Your Dream House in Yelm, WA

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 Yelm. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Yelm. 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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