I own homes in California, Hawaii, and Portugal. I am an agent, but a homeowner first. Let me know if I can help in any way.
Pull your credit to see what it looks like. You can do it for free at creditkarma.com. This will give you an idea of whether or not you can get approved.
Next, contact a reputable mortgage broker or local bank or your own bank to apply for a mortgage approval and start the process. Once you have a number approved for a mortgage, you'll know how much you can spend on a home.
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