Once you have the amount you want to spend, drive around some areas that you would like to live. Do this at different times of the day to get a true feel of the community.
Interview a few Realtors and select the one you feel comfortable with. The Realtor will get a wish list of amentaties you have to have in your new home. They will give you listings so appointments can be made for you to view the homes. Take pictures and notes on each house because if you look a many homes they may get confusing.
Select the one you love and have the loan officer run the numbers for you to see the payments. Your Realtor will run comparable properties that have sold in the area to help you negotiate an offering price and any counter offers. Always get a home inspection.
I am an Accredited Buyer Representive and have assisted many first time home buyers since I started selling real estate in 1989. I would like you to interview me for the job.
Good Luck. Contact me if you have any questions.
Dottie Cordwell, Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Baltimore
Refer to the ad listed below for details.
Good luck in your search.
Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Lesley C. Beever, GRI, ABR
Long and Foster Lake Roland Sales Office
6080 Falls Road (at Lake Avenue)
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-391-6900 (OFFICE) 410-274-3358 (CELL)