Unless the seller is an attorney be careful! If you have a signed lease you have a binding contract. There are consequences to breaking a lease. If you are not sure, you should seek the advice of a qualified real estate attorney. This is June,,, you may be jumping the gun early especially if you find THE HOUSE and you are still in the lease and you can't swing a mortgage and lease payment,,,,, see what I mean? So, try "scouting" (looking on line) to get a more detailed idea of what you really want in a home and then when you are actually in a position to purchase, start looking around late Sept., early October. If you are still in your lease and the house you want doesn't come up until December, discuss with your apartment complex management if they'll consider a possible month to month tenancy until you close on the home. Again, though, step one - check with an attorney. Good luck.