First understand what you qualify for comfortably-work with a Mortgage professional to determine your budget.
Second draw a circle based in distance you would consider driving/commuting to your job. (ia that 10 minutes, 30 minutes?)
Third - identify neighborhoods in the circle that are in your budget- drive the neighborhoods to see which ones you like best.
Fourth- find a Real Estate professional that specializes in these locations/neighborhoods to help you with the rest of the process.
There are many great agents out there, but not all of them have specific knowledge of the areas that you will be focused on, I'm a Broker owner of a firm and am in the process of relocating to Denver. One of the agents showed us several homes in the area at the top end of our budget and nothing seemed to click. We ended up renting. In doing our circle excursive we found an area in Denver that meets all of our criteria that is $100,000 under our budget that they never showed us,
Do your research, find professionals to work with, and the rest will be easy!
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Cynthia Ann Morris,
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Sales, Property Management and Investing First Time Home Buyer Specialist
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On a house you like, most likely this agent will represent the seller also. Make sure you have an agent to represent your interest and only your interest not the interest of the seller