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 homeowner insurance for your new home. Homeowner’s 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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735 Tulip Grove Rd Apt 245 Hermitage, TN 37076

Price $184,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,328
Status Active
MLS # 1981039
Property Type Condo
 

1335 Otay St Nashville, TN 37216

Price $184,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 624
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1976944
Property Type Residential
 

2165 Rock City St B Nashville, TN 37216

Price $184,900
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,040
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1982611
Property Type Residential
 

3081 Brantley Dr Antioch, TN 37013

Price $184,900
Beds 3
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,440
Status Active
MLS # 1991376
Property Type Residential
 

1843 Isabelle Ln Antioch, TN 37013

Price $184,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,378
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1973571
Property Type Condo
 

1617 Lincoya Bay Drive Nashville, TN 37214

Price $184,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,088
Status Active
MLS # 1978227
Property Type Condo
 

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Price $184,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,262
Status Active
MLS # 1986468
Property Type Residential
 

122 Scenic View Rd Old Hickory, TN 37138

$184,900 - 2Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Rayon City, Old Hickory
New
Price $184,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 854
Status Active
MLS # 1994864
Property Type Residential
 

621 Baldwin Ct Nashville, TN 37207

Price $184,500
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,211
Status Active
MLS # 1966794
Property Type Residential
 

1245 N Avondale Cir Nashville, TN 37207

Price $184,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,152
Status Active
MLS # 1953698
Property Type Residential
 

321 Scalf Dr Madison, TN 37115

Price $184,000
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,560
Status Active
MLS # 1969839
Property Type Residential
 

617 Bradburn Village Cir #58 Antioch, TN 37013

Price $183,990
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,307
Status Active
MLS # 1964574
Property Type Condo
 

649 Bradburn Village Cir #74 Antioch, TN 37013

Price $183,990
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,307
Status Active
MLS # 1972526
Property Type Condo
 

402 Flintlock Ct Nashville, TN 37217

Price $183,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,216
Status Active
MLS # 1985650
Property Type Condo
 

3601 Chesapeake Dr Nashville, TN 37207

Price $183,400
Beds 4
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,150
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1961407
Property Type Residential
 

1100 Dodson St Old Hickory, TN 37138

Price $182,500
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 912
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1991611
Property Type Residential
 

1701 South Hamilton Rd Nashville, TN 37218

Price $182,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,125
Status Active
MLS # 1990277
Property Type Residential
 

644 Bradburn Village Cir #77 Antioch, TN 37013

Price $181,990
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,308
Status Active
MLS # 1951661
Property Type Condo
 

634 Bradburn Village Cir #82 Antioch, TN 37013

Price $181,990
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,308
Status Active
MLS # 1951672
Property Type Condo
 

1104 Waggoner Ct W Ne, Nashville

Price $180,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,020
Status Active
MLS # 1983793
Property Type Residential
 

735 Tulip Grove Rd Apt 348 Hermitage, TN 37076

Price $180,000
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,328
Status Active
MLS # 1977572
Property Type Condo
 
 

5808 Couch Dr Nashville, TN 37209

Price $180,000
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 899
Status Active
MLS # 1910971
Property Type Residential
 

3161 Lauren Evelyn Way Nashville, TN 37207

Price $180,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,050
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1947865
Property Type Residential
 

1418 Bell Trace Dr Antioch, TN 37013

Price $180,000
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,522
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1981869
Property Type Residential
 

2520 Jones Nashville, TN 37207

Price $180,000
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 832
Status Active
MLS # 1989598
Property Type Residential
 

629 Bradburn Village Cir #64 Antioch, TN 37013

$179,990 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Bradburn Village, Antioch
New
Price $179,990
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,308
Status Active
MLS # 1977807
Property Type Condo
 

5025 Hillsboro Pike Apt 14m Nashville, TN 37215

Price $179,916
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 832
Status Active
MLS # 1981813
Property Type Condo
 

125 Bess Ct S Antioch, TN 37013

Price $179,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 960
Status Active
MLS # 1987951
Property Type Condo
 

5025 Hillsboro Pike Apt 24r Nashville, TN 37215

Price $179,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 771
Status Active
MLS # 1977140
Property Type Condo
 

7232 Althorp Way # 10 Nashville, TN 37211

Price $179,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 988
Status Active
MLS # 1979594
Property Type Condo
 

247 Buck Run Dr Nashville, TN 37214

Price $179,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,280
Status Active
MLS # 1989879
Property Type Condo
 

217 Plantation Ct Nashville, TN 37221

Price $179,900
Beds 2
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,152
Status Active
MLS # 1991369
Property Type Condo
 

4225 Harding Rd Apt 106 Nashville, TN 37205

Price $179,900
Beds 1
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 790
Status Active
MLS # 1992462
Property Type Condo
 

2822 Dunmore Dr Nashville, TN 37214

Price $179,900
Beds 4
Baths 4
Living Area SqFt 4,170
Status Active
MLS # 1922065
Property Type Residential
 

2174 Tinnin Rd Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Price $179,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,629
Status Active
MLS # 1957325
Property Type Residential
 

5803 Monroe Crossing Antioch, TN 37013

Price $179,900
Beds 2
Baths 3
Living Area SqFt 1,524
Status Active
MLS # 1978800
Property Type Residential
 

3231 Crowe Dr Nashville, TN 37218

Price $179,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 1,167
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1985617
Property Type Residential
 

1337 Mercury Dr Nashville, TN 37217

Price $179,900
Beds 2
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 912
Status Active
MLS # 1988713
Property Type Residential
 

3121 Union Hill Rd Joelton, TN 37080

Price $179,900
Beds 3
Baths 1
Living Area SqFt 1,449
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1989159
Property Type Residential
 

3004 Penn Meade Way Nashville, TN 37214

Price $179,900
Beds 3
Baths 2
Living Area SqFt 980
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # 1989540
Property Type Residential
 

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Amanda Cotton

Amanda entered the real estate industry prepared and focused. Her background as a paralegal gives her the knowledge and expertise needed for understanding and explaining contracts, and confidence in the negotiation process. Aside from the legal background, her love of people, families, and community are the same building blocks for her business. She vows to treat her clients as friends. Your concerns are her concerns. Your worries are her worries. And, most importantly, your dream of homeownership is her business.

There are over 300 steps in a real estate transaction, and with Amanda, you don’t have to worry about a single one. She has you covered. She specializes in first time homebuyers, sellers, and VA and is a multi-million dollar producer. She has won several awards since her career began, and is determined to make your experience the best imaginable.

To Amanda, you aren’t just a closing, you are a friend and she’ll be there from beginning to end.

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