Welcome home and thank you for your service! All you have to do is meet with a buyers agent that can sit down and guide you through the process. The very first step will be to get pre approved for a mortgage. If you need a referral for a reputable mortgage broker I would be happy to provide one. Once you have an idea what a bank will lend you then you can formulate a plan with your agent.
I'm thinking you will probably be getting a VA loan so your agent should be well versed in that process. Have a great day!
Accredited Buyer Representative
BenchMark Real Estate
100 Congress St
Portland Maine 04101