Hi, first and most important is finding a lender. You first need to find out how much buying power you have, what is your price range. Once you know that, you can then look at all of your loan options. Then comes the fun part, looking at homes.
Best way to find a good lender is through word of mouth, do you know of anyone who just purchased a home and can recommend his or her lender. Your bank can help you find a lender. I actually have family in Lompoc that may be able to recommend a lender and an agent for you.
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Best of luck in your home search.