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Vice President, Senior Mortgage Relationship Manager
NMLS# 793196
david.perkins@studiobank.com

615.241.6195 office

615.504.5626 mobile

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Alma Mater:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Community Engagement:

Williamson County Association of Realtors:
– Past Committee Chair of Member Services Committee
– 2019 Member of the Community Outreach Advisory Group
– 2019 Member Services Advisory Group

Benchmark Adventure Ministries:
– Current Board Member & Volunteer

Boy Scout Troop 55, Christ Presbyterian Church:
– Charter Organization Representative
– Assistant Scoutmaster

Favorite Creator:

God

Nashville Picks:

Peg Leg Porker – Best BBQ
3rd and Lindsey for “The Time Jumpers” – Best Music
Taqueria del Sol – Best Mexican

Favorite Movie Line:

“Do, or do not.  There is no try” – Yoda

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Blog #1: Planning to move? Here’s what you need to know.

It’s your sanctuary, your place of rest, your family’s stomping grounds. Finding and settling into the perfect home brings such a rewarding feeling, but let’s be honest: The process leading up to it is no cakewalk. There’s a lot that goes into buying a home, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a stressful experience. With the right knowledge and preparation, you can ensure the whole process goes off without a hitch. If you’re planning a move soon, be sure to consider the following things:

The Neighborhood

Before you even start looking at houses, think about the area where you want to live. Location is the one thing you can’t change, so this needs to be determined up front. Do you have kiddos? Is walkability important? How about the school district? Even if you don’t have children, buying in a good school district can help with resale down the road. Don’t forget about your work commute, either — do you need easy access to highways or public transportation? Once you’ve settled on a neighborhood, find a real estate agent who’s a specialist in that area so you can maximize your potential for finding the right home. (If you need a referral to an agent, I’m happy to provide one!)

Your Budget

Buying a home is a financial decision, and as such, budget should be a driving factor in your decision-making process. If you’re moving up, consider how your monthly payment will increase and whether you’re prepared to handle that. If you’re moving to a fixer-upper, take into account any extra expenses you’ll incur with renovations. Also, research the cost of living in the area, as well as property taxes and HOA fees. And of course, don’t forget to budget for the actual move. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to budgeting for a new home, but I can help you work through all these factors and help you line up the right financing based on your situation.
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