Steps to Buying a Home

Everyone dreams of buying their first home. With your first home, it can be a very exciting and the nerves can get to everyone. If you know the expectations during the home buying process you will be more at ease during this lengthy process.

Setting a Budget

Before looking for a house, it is important to know how much house you can afford to buy. Costs to consider include the mortgage down payment, normal monthly expenses like cable, heat and utilities, home property taxes and any insurance costs. These will all have to be considered before buying a home as they are typically included with your mortgage statement. Your credit score determines the interest rate, having knowledge of your credit score ahead of time can help you decide if bluing a new home is affordable or now. An individual’s DTI or debt to income ratio must also fall between a certain level in order to achieve loan approval. After determining these things, and if you feel that buying a new home is in your budget, then its time to start the process!

Getting Pre-Qualified

Looking for a new mortgage, be sure to get several quotes from different banks and mortgage lenders. Banks and mortgage companies will offer different loan points or origination fees so shopping around will save you money. It is important to do your due diligence on the loan officer. After speaking to a few loan officers, you will know which one to choose and many have different years of experience which will be obvious over the phone or in person. When locking your rate, go online to make sure your getting the daily rate and its consistent what other banks and mortgage companies are offering. Rates will determine how much a home mortgage will cost monthly.

Finding The Right Home For You And Your Family

Once you have been qualified for a home mortgage, it’s time to locate the home you have always been looking for. First, locate a Real Estate Agent. Not just any Real Estate Agent will do. Make sure you have an expert realtor who has been around for a while and is knowledgeable about the area you are moving to. A well seasoned Realtor often times has seen many of the homes in your area on the market before and can help you spot a potential money pit before you buy it. Ensure that you make a list of needs and wants taking into consideration the amount of bedrooms you will require now and in the future, amenities, location and asking price. Remember, the first home you visit might be beautiful, but you should visit many homes before making a final decision.

Offer A Price

Typically, sellers try to to cushion their final sales price to leave room for negotiation. Buyer’s bid for a lower price, and typically the seller will counter the offer in the middle. Your real estate agent will take in consideration any issues concerning the property and make suggestions on financial compensation toward the sales price in the negotiation. Listen to your real estate agent closely because they do this everyday for a living. The average buyer only buys a home once every 7 years or so. An experienced Realtor will be able to help you negotiate a lower price that sometimes includes more money for closing costs. Their job is to be your advocate in the home buying process.

Home Inspections

Getting a home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. These inspections ensure that the home’s foundation, ceiling, heating, electrical system, walls, plumbing and entryways are up to certain standards. Sometimes the bank will require a home inspection however; many times they leave it to the buyer to purchase their own. It is extremely important to protect yourself by getting a home inspection right away. You typically have 10 days from an accepted offer to get the home inspected. Many buyers have been saved from disaster by taking the time to spend the extra $200 – $400 to get a home inspection only to find out the house has major problems allowing them to back out of the contract before it is too late.

Home Owners Insurance Is Required

Mortgage Banks and Mortgage Lenders normally require that you purchase home owner insurance for your new home. Home owners policies will replace the costs to fix any damages that might happen to the home. The cost of how owners insurance is dependent on a home’s age, where the property is located and the home insurance company you choose. Like with the mortgage company be sure to get several quotes.

Closing

Before you can move into your new home, there is a closing process between the buyer and the seller. You must sign all the legal documents to transfer the title into your name and pay any closing costs or down payment that is owed. Once this is complete, the keys to your new house are given to you! You can move into your new home as soon as this is complete.

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2715 Brightwood Ave Nashville, TN 37212

Price $1,475,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,775
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1837222
Property Type Residential
 

925 Dorset Dr Brentwood, TN 37027

Price $1,475,000
Beds 5
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 5,760
Status Active
MLS # 1856217
Property Type Residential
 

958 Battery Ln Nashville, TN 37220

Price $1,450,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,583
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MLS # 1852076
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4309b Sneed Rd Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,450,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 5,020
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MLS # 1856267
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1212 Laurel St Apt 1301 Nashville, TN 37203

Price $1,435,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,867
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1845577
Property Type Condo
 

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Price $1,430,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,473
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Price $1,425,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,668
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Price $1,399,900
Beds 5
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 7,102
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1823658
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4413 Granny White Pike Nashville, TN 37204

Price $1,399,900
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,875
Status Active
MLS # 1850863
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110 31st Ave N Apt 905 Nashville, TN 37203

Price $1,399,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,732
Status Active
MLS # 1808897
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4720 Chalmers Dr Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,399,000
Beds 4
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 5,141
Status Active
MLS # 1818833
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Price $1,399,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 5,726
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MLS # 1834941
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4607 Lealand Lane Nashville, TN 37220

Price $1,399,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 5,200
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3500 Hilldale Dr Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,395,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,640
Status Active
MLS # 1826800
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Price $1,395,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,322
Status Active
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Price $1,389,900
Beds 5
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 5,036
Status Active
MLS # 1786008
Property Type Residential
 

3800 Abbott Martin Rd Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,385,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,622
Status Active
MLS # 1852910
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,380,645
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,554
Status Active
MLS # 1799892
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2617 Barton Ave Nashville, TN 37212

Price $1,379,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,891
Status Active
MLS # 1855530
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Price $1,375,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,439
Status Active
MLS # 1819336
Property Type Condo
 

4300 Parkview Cir Nashville, TN 37204

Price $1,375,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,802
Status Active
MLS # 1854296
Property Type Residential
 

4020 Graybar Ct Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,360,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,860
Status Active
MLS # 1790495
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6461 Worchester Dr Nashville, TN 37221

Price $1,359,900
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,755
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1818789
Property Type Residential
 

5805 Chaseview Rd Nashville, TN 37221

$1,359,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Chase Creek, Nashville
Open House
Price $1,359,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,677
Status Active
MLS # 1839655
Property Type Residential
 

4309 Lindawood Dr Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,350,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,388
Status Active
MLS # 1775089
Property Type Residential
 

4107 Dorcas Dr Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,350,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,934
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1795339
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,350,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,587
Status Active
MLS # 1842481
Property Type Residential
 

2015b Castleman Dr Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,350,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,431
Status Active
MLS # 1842483
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,350,000
Living Area SqFt 2,768
Status Active
MLS # 1848830
Property Type Residential
 
 
 

1917 Lombardy Ave Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,350,000
Living Area SqFt 1,872
Status Active
MLS # 1848831
Property Type Residential
 
 
 

3812 Central Ave Nashville, TN 37209

Price $1,350,000
Beds 5
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,928
Status Active
MLS # 1853255
Property Type Residential
 

2031 Castleman Drive Nashville, TN 37215

$1,345,000 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Green Hills, Nashville
Open House
Price $1,345,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,016
Status Active
MLS # 1852823
Property Type Residential
 

3616e West End Ave *114 Nashville, TN 37205

Price $1,335,195
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,550
Status Active
MLS # 1769053
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,300,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,829
Status Active
MLS # 1816780
Property Type Condo
 

6424 Pettus Rd Antioch, TN 37013

Price $1,300,000
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1743327
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,300,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,283
Status Active
MLS # 1815414
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,300,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,025
Status Active
MLS # 1815419
Property Type Residential
 

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Price $1,300,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,025
Status Active
MLS # 1815421
Property Type Residential
 

4222 Jamesborough Pl Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,300,000
Beds 6
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 7,210
Status Active
MLS # 1820324
Property Type Residential
 

209 La Vista Nashville, TN 37215

Price $1,299,900
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,628
Status Active
MLS # 1824298
Property Type Residential
 

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Our team has a combined experience of over 35 years in Real Estate, marketing new and existing homes. We have worked with couples as first time homebuyers, into their second and third homes. This has given us a great referral base that grows larger every day. Our strong finance and detail orientation has created success for us, developing a strong base of continual customers. We have sold properties throughout Middle Tennessee, giving the same professional service to each customer. Our customer base has increased to over 1,680 satisfied buyers and sellers.
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