Nashville First Time Home Buyers

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Are you planning to make the transition from renting to owning soon? Start your search with Nashville's top team of first time home buyer specialists.

As a Nashville first-time home buyer, you’ll have plenty of upcoming decisions to make when it comes to buying your first home or condo. But as Nashville’s first-time home buyer specialists, we’ll help guide you through the entire home buying process and also make sure you find the perfect new place to finally call your own!

To get your new home search started, start browsing affordable Nashville homes for sale below, or if you haven't already reached out to us, contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule a quick home showing for a home or condo you'd like to view in person

Search Affordable Homes in Nashville Under $250,000

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249 Properties Found.
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1509 Porter Rd 101


Welcome to Porter Village (Porter FP), conveniently located between all your favorites on Eastland & ...

Nashville, TN
1 Bed, 1 Bath, 924 Sqft, 0.14 Acres

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511 Mciver St


This classic starter home with great bones is a spacious two-bedroom, 1 bath mid-century home that o ...

Nashville, TN
2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1080 Sqft, 0.4 Acres

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1807 10th Ave N


Popular Buchanan Arts District. Tear down and build. Zoning R6. Property is occupied. Do not distur ...

Nashville, TN
3 Bed, 1 Bath, 825 Sqft, 0.14 Acres

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3003 Creekwood Dr


Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath home, granite counters, open concept living, master suit with ...

Nashville, TN
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1572 Sqft, 0.27 Acres

300 Stewarts Ferry Pike 23


Stunning like-new end unit w/ an open floor plan & a modern feel. Natural light floods into ever ...

Nashville, TN
2 Bed, 2½ Bath, 1220 Sqft, 0.01 Acres

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1055 Horseshoe Dr


Calling all investors!! Needs some TLC on the inside! One Family owner home that sits on huge lot on ...

Nashville, TN
2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1137 Sqft, 0.23 Acres

Buying Your First Home in Nashville, TN

As you've probably guessed by the rising Nashville home prices, buying a home requires thoughtful planning and decision making. Buying a Nashville home is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals. Purchasing a home is a lifestyle choice that requires you to think about how you like to spend your time and the type of community where you want to live. Good examples are a rural area like Franklin without nearby neighbors, a condo building in the Gulch or a home in a subdivision with a clubhouse and pool. The more you understand your priorities for a home, the easier it will be for you to narrow your real estate decisions. Homeownership can also be a powerful way to increase your personal wealth for you and your family, since you’ll be building equity in your home as you pay off your mortgage.

Qualifying For a Mortgage As a First-Time Home Buyer

In order to qualify for a mortgage loan to buy a home, you’ll need good credit, a pattern of paying your bills on time and saving money, and a maximum debt-to-income ratio (your gross monthly income compared to the minimum payments on all recurring debts) of 43 percent. Some lenders have stricter guidelines, so the lower your debt-to-income ratio, the better. While loan programs are available with low down payments of 3.5 to 5 percent, and a few programs offer no down payment at all, you’ll still need some savings to pay for closing costs and moving expenses, a deposit on a home, and for cash reserves after you buy. Saving money and preserving or improving your credit history are essential elements to homeownership. Now, take a closer look at just some of the different home loan options for first-time home buyers in Nashville below. 


Costs Associated With Home Ownership

Housing prices and rents vary from one Nashville neighborhood to another, but you can use a rent-vs.-buy calculator to estimate the difference between your current rent and buying a home. In some markets buying a home can cost the same or even less than renting. Remember, when you’re a homeowner you need to include homeowners insurance, property taxes and homeowner association dues in your housing costs. You can also use a home affordability calculator to help you estimate what you can pay for a home. Once you’ve thought through the emotional and financial aspects of becoming a homeowner, your next steps should be to find a reliable, experienced Realtor to become your partner in the home buying process and to meet with a reputable lender who can discuss your options for financing your purchase.

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange Program of RealTracs Solutions. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Benchmark Realty are marked with the Internet Data Exchange Program logo or thumbnail logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.

Disclaimer: All information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal.

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Listing information last updated on March 1st, 2021 at 4:27am CST.