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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6030 Keats Street # 102 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $374,240
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,479
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1768627
Property Type Condo
 

504 Hodges Ct Franklin, TN 37067

Price $369,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,072
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1832420
Property Type Residential
 

308 Wedgewood Ct Franklin, TN 37069

Price $369,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,129
Status Active
MLS # 1838745
Property Type Residential
 

504 Vintage Green Lane Franklin, TN 37064

Price $368,500
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,971
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1836364
Property Type Residential
 

6030 Keats Street # 101 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $368,125
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,479
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1768625
Property Type Condo
 

6030 Keats Street # 201 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $365,405
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,479
Status Active
MLS # 1768838
Property Type Condo
 

709 Sugartree Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $365,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,866
Status Active
MLS # 1837361
Property Type Residential
 

1425 Clairmonte Cir Franklin, TN 37064

Price $364,946
Beds 5
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,507
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1828631
Property Type Residential
 

209 Freedom Ct Franklin, TN 37067

Price $364,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,406
Status Active
MLS # 1828447
Property Type Residential
 

301 Jennette Pl Franklin, TN 37064

Price $364,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,856
Status Active
MLS # 1835246
Property Type Residential
 

6030 Keats Street # 202 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $364,205
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,479
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1768840
Property Type Condo
 

3123 Traviston Dr Franklin, TN 37064

$360,000 - 3Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Franklin Green, Franklin
New
Price $360,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,401
Status Active
MLS # 1839857
Property Type Residential
 

3171 Tristan Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $359,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,098
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1829310
Property Type Residential
 

212 Jennette Pl Franklin, TN 37064

Price $359,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,767
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1836886
Property Type Residential
 

108 Clapham St Franklin, TN 37064

$359,550 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Reid Hill Commons Sec 1, Franklin
New
Price $359,550
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,981
Status Active
MLS # 1840083
Property Type Residential
 

524 Stratford Ct Franklin, TN 37069

Price $359,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 2,253
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1833661
Property Type Residential
 

512 Overview Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $359,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,414
Status Active
MLS # 1834337
Property Type Residential
 

314 Avondale Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $355,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,261
Status Active
MLS # 1832255
Property Type Residential
 

302 Connelly Ct Franklin, TN 37064

Price $350,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,973
Status Active
MLS # 1830889
Property Type Condo
 

1115 Clairmonte Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $349,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,235
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1824344
Property Type Residential
 

2018 Glastonbury Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $345,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,064
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1834921
Property Type Residential
 

153 Generals Retreat Pl Franklin, TN 37064

Price $340,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,040
Status Active
MLS # 1838418
Property Type Condo
 

147 Generals Retreat Pl Franklin, TN 37064

Price $335,000
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,040
Status Active
MLS # 1824957
Property Type Condo
 

168 Generals Retreat Pl Franklin, TN 37064

Price $334,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,861
Status Active
MLS # 1837868
Property Type Condo
 

1258 Chickering Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $330,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,022
Status Active
MLS # 1831259
Property Type Residential
 

150 Front Street #23 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $329,500
Beds 1
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,236
Status Active
MLS # 1775667
Property Type Condo
 

301 Norvich Court Franklin, TN 37069

Price $325,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,222
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1836800
Property Type Residential
 

2333 Surrey Ln Franklin, TN 37067

Price $324,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,900
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1833138
Property Type Residential
 

1070 Meandering Way Franklin, TN 37067

Price $320,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,746
Status Active
MLS # 1839256
Property Type Residential
 

2406 Bethlehem Loop Rd Franklin, TN 37069

Price $315,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,696
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1833356
Property Type Residential
 

101 Patrick Ave Franklin, TN 37064

Price $314,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,900
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1827621
Property Type Residential
 

108 Ewingville Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $313,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,296
Status Active
MLS # 1827495
Property Type Residential
 

230 Stable Rd Franklin, TN 37069

Price $310,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,528
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1828592
Property Type Residential
 

7007 Sunrise Cir Franklin, TN 37067

Price $300,000
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,564
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1830463
Property Type Condo
 

912 Brink Place Franklin, TN 37064

Price $300,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,144
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1831100
Property Type Residential
 

338 3rd Ave S Franklin, TN 37064

Price $299,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,603
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1823311
Property Type Residential
 

1302 Mallard Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $299,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,793
Status Active
MLS # 1816948
Property Type Residential
 

1253 W Main St Franklin, TN 37064

Price $299,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 784
Status Active
MLS # 1828261
Property Type Residential
 

5827 Natchez Trace Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $299,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,515
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1834218
Property Type Residential
 

3037 Gracious -lot 32 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $296,500
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,598
Status Active
MLS # 1800826
Property Type Residential
 

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