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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1205 Scramblers Knob Franklin, TN 37069

Price $995,000
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,701
Status Active
MLS # 1863590
Property Type Residential
 

3018 Flagstone Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $990,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 5,010
Status Active
MLS # 1893582
Property Type Residential
 

1098 Championship Blvd #1699 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $987,590
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 3,956
Status Active
MLS # 1857013
Property Type Residential
 

236 Gardenridge Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $975,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,275
Status Active
MLS # 1891079
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
 

812 Stonewater Blvd # 1338 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $962,141
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,010
Status Active
MLS # 1897134
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 4,824
Status Active
MLS # 1792868
Property Type Residential
 

5312 Crown Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $950,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,902
Status Active
MLS # 1869177
Property Type Residential
 

5780 Greenbriar Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $950,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,075
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1887182
Property Type Residential
 

1022 Benelli Park Ct Franklin, TN 37064

Price $950,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,582
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1894373
Property Type Residential
 

906 Evans St Franklin, TN 37064

Price $949,900
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 3,468
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1867267
Property Type Residential
 

3273 Blazer Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $949,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,019
Status Active
MLS # 1897846
Property Type Residential
 

703 Stonewater Blvd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $948,500
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,507
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1873092
Property Type Residential
 

2004 Ober Brienz Ln Franklin, TN 37064

$934,900 - 5Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Brienz Valley Add Sec 2, Franklin
Open House
Price $934,900
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 6,292
Status Active
MLS # 1876583
Property Type Residential
 

2179 Hartland Rd Franklin, TN 37069

Price $929,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,394
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1862110
Property Type Residential
 

326 Binkley Dr Franklin, TN 37069

Price $923,500
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,978
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1897594
Property Type Residential
 

9405 Clovercroft Road Franklin, TN 37067

Price $900,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 6,124
Status Active
MLS # 1867619
Property Type Residential
 

788 High Point Ridge Rd Franklin, TN 37069

$899,998 - 3Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Forest Home Farms, Franklin
Open House
Price $899,998
Beds 3
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 2,970
Status Active
MLS # 1894416
Property Type Residential
 

3027 Old Hillsboro Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $899,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 2,772
Status Active
MLS # 1879987
Property Type Residential
 

800 Legends Glen Ct Franklin, TN 37069

Price $899,900
Beds 5
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,851
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1891485
Property Type Residential
 

408 Melba Cir Franklin, TN 37064

Price $899,900
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,657
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1897226
Property Type Residential
 

1779 Sedberry Rd Franklin, TN 37064

Price $899,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 4,037
Status Active
MLS # 1897814
Property Type Residential
 

2228 Grey Cliff Dr Franklin, TN 37064

Price $899,000
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,748
Status Active
MLS # 1889330
Property Type Residential
 

4516 Pratt Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $897,500
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,054
Status Active
MLS # 1883684
Property Type Residential
 

132 Turkey Foot Court Lot #132 Franklin, TN 37067

Price $895,000
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,414
Status Active
MLS # 1792865
Property Type Residential
 

229 Prospect Ave Franklin, TN 37064

Price $895,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,631
Status Active
MLS # 1884630
Property Type Residential
 

5000 Water Leaf Drive #101 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $887,726
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,296
Status Active
MLS # 1798637
Property Type Residential
 

5034 Water Leaf Dr (lot 108) Franklin, TN 37064

Price $887,500
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 3,750
Status Active
MLS # 1849983
Property Type Residential
 

628 Jasper Avenue # 1869 Franklin, TN 37064

$885,470 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Westhaven, Franklin
New
Price $885,470
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 3,679
Status Active
MLS # 1904083
Property Type Residential
 

2145 Summer Hill Cir Franklin, TN 37064

Price $885,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,633
Status Active
MLS # 1897864
Property Type Residential
 

1811 Burland Crescent Brentwood, TN 37027

Price $880,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,841
Status Active
MLS # 1897045
Property Type Residential
 

3455 Stagecoach Dr Franklin, TN 37067

$879,900 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Watkins Creek Sec 3, Franklin
Open House
Price $879,900
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 5,525
Status Active
MLS # 1903217
Property Type Residential
 

413 Eddy Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $875,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,684
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1856021
Property Type Residential
 

1919 Championship Blvd # 1800 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $871,005
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 3,648
Status Active
MLS # 1899835
Property Type Residential
 

327 Hughes Lane Franklin, TN 37064

Price $869,900
Beds 4
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 3,224
Status Active
MLS # 1867601
Property Type Residential
 

609 Pearre Springs Way Franklin, TN 37064

Price $869,900
Beds 4
Baths 5
Living Area SqFt 4,451
Status Active
MLS # 1898676
Property Type Residential
 

1432 Championship Blvd # 1714 Franklin, TN 37064

Price $865,885
Beds 5
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 3,680
Status Active
MLS # 1885150
Property Type Residential
 

5016 Buds Farm Ln Franklin, TN 37064

Price $865,000
Beds 4
Baths 6
Living Area SqFt 4,251
Status Active
MLS # 1897082
Property Type Residential
 

113 Lookaway Circle Franklin, TN 37067

Price $860,000
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 3,964
Status Active
MLS # 1805280
Property Type Residential
 

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