As a licensed agent, you should have some ideas. You should also know the best way is to have a highly competent knowledgeable agent and lender on your side. We are in all kinds of homes on a regular basis. We know what to look out for and what may be a good deal. Most importantly I advise my clients to buy a home that meets their needs in an area they like where they can see themselves staying the longest time possible. I love repeat business, but not because someone bought a "bargain" they didn't like in an area they don't want to be in.