Your realtor should be able to give a better idea whether a property will qualify for an FHA loan, the guidelines are different for FHA than they are for a conventional loan. If you are looking at condo's or townhomes, your lender can see whether the complex is FHA approved or not. Hope that helps.
That's a common question. You should work with a Realtor who knows your market. She/He will ask you several questions to find out what you're your looking for..house, condo, how many beds, baths, area, price range, FHA..
The Realtor will do the searching for you, then you decide which ones you'd like to see.
I to work with many first time homebuyers, and have great lenders I can recommend. There is no cost to you the buyer at anytime.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss further.
Susan Bo'ur Realtor