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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1026 Buena Vista Dr. Lot 116 Franklin, TN 37069

Price $1,139,500
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,496
Status Active
MLS # 1841609
Property Type Residential
 

6261 Meeks Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,130,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,039
Status Active
MLS # 1835852
Property Type Residential
 

2427 Douglass Glen Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,100,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,409
Status Active
MLS # 1838299
Property Type Residential
 

1307 State Blvd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,100,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,735
Status Active
MLS # 1844510
Property Type Residential
 

304 Silvercreek Ct Franklin, TN 37069

Price $1,099,000
Beds 6
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 6,431
Status Active
MLS # 1806785
Property Type Residential
 

3466 Stagecoach Dr Franklin, TN 37067

Price $1,099,000
Beds 5
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 6,787
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1821840
Property Type Residential
 

819 Stonewater Blvd # 1332 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,095,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,691
Status Active
MLS # 1829386
Property Type Residential
 

721 Priest Pl Franklin, TN 37067

Price $1,090,000
Beds 6
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 7,242
Status Active
MLS # 1852227
Property Type Residential
 

2004 Loomis Ct Lot 121, Franklin

Price $1,084,900
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,134
Status Active
MLS # 1829730
Property Type Residential
 

112 Chatfield Way Franklin, TN 37067

$1,079,900 - 6Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Cool Springs East Sec 29, Franklin
Open House
Price $1,079,900
Beds 6
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 7,012
Status Active
MLS # 1853719
Property Type Residential
 

3016 Strickland Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $1,070,000
Beds 5
Baths 7
Living Area SqFt 4,606
Status Active
MLS # 1825041
Property Type Residential
 

1017 Benelli Park Ct Franklin, TN 37064

$1,069,900 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Benelli Park Sec2, Franklin
New
Price $1,069,900
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,030
Status Active
MLS # 1855612
Property Type Residential
 

501 Lake Valley Ct Franklin, TN 37069

Price $1,050,000
Beds 5
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 6,095
Status Active
MLS # 1733055
Property Type Residential
 

1808 Burland Crescent Brentwood, TN 37027

Price $1,050,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,549
Status Active
MLS # 1842070
Property Type Residential
 

5038 Water Leaf #109 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,048,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,056
Status Active
MLS # 1801576
Property Type Residential
 

207 Cavanaugh Lane #1286 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,045,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,528
Status Active
MLS # 1815749
Property Type Residential
 

226 Cavanaugh Lane # 1295 Franklin, TN 37064

$1,012,645 - 6Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Westhaven, Franklin
New
Price $1,012,645
Beds 6
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,101
Status Active
MLS # 1855912
Property Type Residential
 

215 Franklin Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $1,000,000
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,642
Status Active
MLS # 1828759
Property Type Residential
 

3004 Smith Lane Franklin, TN 37069

Price $999,999
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,200
Status Active
MLS # 1847959
Property Type Residential
 

4862 Bethesda Duplex Rd College Grove, TN 37046

Price $999,900
Beds 6
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 7,271
Status Active
MLS # 1836483
Property Type Residential
 

2005 Loomis Ct Lot 123, Franklin

Price $999,900
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 3,723
Status Active
MLS # 1829728
Property Type Residential
 

2384 N Berrys Chapel Rd. Franklin, TN 37069

Price $999,900
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,655
Status Active
MLS # 1846526
Property Type Residential
 

2207 Hartland Rd Franklin, TN 37069

$999,900 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Harts Landmark, Franklin
Open House
Price $999,900
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,938
Status Active
MLS # 1851906
Property Type Residential
 

712 Legends Crest Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $999,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 6,000
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1819228
Property Type Residential
 

225 Cavanaugh Lane # 1289 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $998,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,247
Status Active
MLS # 1854517
Property Type Residential
 

1561 Westhaven Blvd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $995,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,264
Status Active
MLS # 1842154
Property Type Residential
 

3018 Flagstone Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $990,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,010
Status Active
MLS # 1833477
Property Type Residential
 

703 Stonewater Blvd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $975,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,507
Status Active
MLS # 1829036
Property Type Residential
 

5016 Buds Farm Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $975,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,251
Status Active
MLS # 1851490
Property Type Residential
 

5037 Water Leaf Dr (lot 112) Franklin, TN 37064

Price $970,500
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,296
Status Active
MLS # 1849969
Property Type Residential
 

4201 Carrolton Drive Franklin, TN 37064

Price $969,900
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,143
Status Active
MLS # 1821903
Property Type Residential
 

413 Eddy Lane Franklin, TN 37064

$960,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in None, Franklin
New
Price $960,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,684
Status Active
MLS # 1856021
Property Type Residential
 

1035 Benelli Park Ct Franklin, TN 37064

Price $959,900
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,525
Status Active
MLS # 1854258
Property Type Residential
 

9092 Keats St Franklin, TN 37064

Price $954,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,238
Status Active
MLS # 1851064
Property Type Residential
 

5042 Water Leaf Dr (lot 110) Franklin, TN 37064

Price $950,500
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,988
Status Active
MLS # 1849285
Property Type Residential
 

131 Turkey Foot Court Lot #131 Franklin, TN 37067

Price $950,000
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,771
Status Active
MLS # 1792868
Property Type Residential
 

1701 Championship Blvd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $950,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,494
Status Active
MLS # 1815138
Property Type Residential
 

788 High Point Ridge Rd Franklin, TN 37069

Price $949,000
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,970
Status Active
MLS # 1841003
Property Type Residential
 

3455 Stagecoach Drive Franklin, TN 37067

Price $939,900
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,525
Status Active
MLS # 1852716
Property Type Residential
 

1022 Benelli Park Ct Franklin, TN 37064

Price $939,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,573
Status Active
MLS # 1842947
Property Type Residential
 

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