Closing costs are significantly less when paying cash, but there are still costs involved - particularly if you still require title insurance or an appraisal. Those fees can be negotiable, but more areas have protocols that are normal and expected. They can very significantly from region to region.
You shouldn't focus on how much you can spend, but on the payment you can comfortably afford monthly based on your reserves. You'll want to consult with a lender first thing. Here are [hotlink deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]
I know Antioch. Grew up there :)
Also, many HUD homes have $100-down programs.
In some ways it can be easier. But it really depends on which bank/institution owns the home and how you are purchasing it (ie. cash v. loan).
Too many investors (5 of 6 in complex), too much commercial space (50% of building), one investor owns more than 10% of the complex...
Most people here close at title companies and the earnest money is typically held by the listing agent's brokerage. These title companies run the title search, issue the title insurance, and prepare the settlement statements. Attorneys are not required, but most title companies are owned by attorneys. Locally it is quite common for the buyer and the seller to close with different title companies. I'm a fan of Rudy Title and Escrow.
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I'd recommend that you get your own agent to represent your interests. This won't cost you anything.
We all kindof shy away from online reviews. Cheatham Co is outside my area of expertise, but if you want to tell me what you are selling and where, I can refer to someone with experience and integrity.