The Process of Buying a Home in Green Bay, WI

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Get Familiar with the Lay of the Land in Green Bay, WI

Strongly considering a home purchase in Green Bay? Great idea! You picked an energetic city with a great balance of businesses, schools, restaurants and parks, and we're here to help the home purchase process go a little smoother. We service 3.8 million customers across the country and know the Green Bay housing market well.

Given all of Wisconsin's growth, Green Bay homes aren't always easy to find at a comfortable price. Sustained economic growth and cultural expansion have helped to attract young families, new businesses, and retirees to the Green Bay area, but so much change also means more traffic, more competition, and a need for more schools. Even so, Green Bay and the surrounding areas still offer a wide range of home types and prices. You can find single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and (ideally) your dream home! When buying a house in Green Bay, double check that you're factoring in the home's distance from your daily 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 Green Bay will also give you an idea of why homes in west Green Bay are priced differently than homes in east Green Bay, what the neighborhoods are like, and where to find Green Bay's hottest attractions.

Are you financially prepared to buy a house in Green Bay? Reach out to a Mr. Cooper Mortgage Professional if you don't know how to go about answering that question. We believe in keeping the dream of homeownership alive and work to make every stage of the journey more enjoyable and less worrisome. You could choose to buy a home in Wisconsin or elsewhere. We work with first-time homeowners and experienced homeowners alike. Start with the following steps to help you see if you're in a good financial position to buy a house in Green Bay.

First, estimate how much house you can afford. This will help you narrow your search when house hunting in Green Bay. After that, 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. Searching the web for Green Bay 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. Putting at least 20% down will improve your chances of getting a favorable rate and will allow you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). That said, down payment requirements can differ depending on the loan type. At this stage, getting prequalified for a loan can be extremely helpful. Getting prequalified helps you know how much you might be eligible to borrow from a lender. 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. The better your credit is, the more mortgage options you may be presented with— and more options are always good!

Make Your Move: Buy a Home in Green Bay, WI

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 Green Bay. Contact Mr. Cooper as you prepare to buy a house in Green Bay. We're here for you every step of 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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