Ah, what an exciting time to you! And what an opportunity as well - with relaxed prices and amazingly low borrowing rates - it's a good time to be a buye.
The resources you choose to work with will make a huge difference to the success of your home buying process. As a first time buy, you'll be well served to align yourself with an agent that has strong market and inventory knowledge and the patience to educate and guide you. She will likely be able to recommend a like-minded mortgage pro.
A good way to start is to sit down with your agent for a buyer consulation - she can review the process and introduce you to a trusted mortgage pro who can qualify your budget to ensure that you looking in the right range and positioned to act when you find the right home.
Good luck and have fun!
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