Decide what kind of house you are looking for and where. Again, a realtor can help you with this. I wouldn't do anything without a realtor.
I would be more than glad to help you.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Most buyers prefer to work with an agent as a representative for them, called a Buyer's Agent. A Buyer's agent will represent your best interests and can negotiate the best possible contract for you. Take the time to speak with a Realtor before you start looking at homes, they can help navigate you towards the best experience - from getting the right loan program to finding your dream home.
2. Get Pre-Approved with a quality mortgage broker/banker.
3. Buying a home is the biggest buy of your life, be prepared to spend lots of time looking at many homes.
4. Make sure your expectations are realistic with the loan amount you can afford. Make a list of things your new home must have and a compromise list of things you are willing to forgo in order to purchase a quality home.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to call my Realiteam Realty office, (414) 727-8280.
Kris Plechaty - First Weber Group Realtors