You will want to make sure to get your "ducks in a row". You will need to get pre qualified and figure out your purchase power. Hopefully you have two years work history in the same industry & your inconme is documented. In addition, depending on the loan program - you might want to educate yourself on loan products. For Example: If you are going FHA - You might want to reconsider moving your purchase date. Effective June 3, 2013 FHA is requiring Mortgage Insurance for the term of the loan which makes it a very expensive proposition!
I'm a mortgage banker & can assist you with pre qualification. My direct number is (949) 212-4578. Feel free to call outside of business hours as well.
Castle & Cooke Mortgage
Ph: (949) 212-4578