The BEST way would be for you to find an agent you are comfortable with and have them help you as they will know the ins and outs of what properties will qualify for an FHA loan. Basically you need to make sure that the property has all of the necessities needed for a safe, habitable home. For example there can be no paint pealing off of the walls, there needs to be a furnace or heaters, water heater, kitchen stove, no broken windows, etc. If you are looking into condominiums, the HOA of that community will have to be on the list of approved HOAs. There are some other rules regarding investors who are selling or flipping homes, but for now those rules are suspended.