Hi, The very first step is getting yourself pre approved for a mortgaeg, either through a bank or a mortgage broker. Keep in mind if you go straight to a bank you only get what they have to offer, a broker will shop for the best rate and program for you. Do a little comparison so you reach a level of comfort. Once the bank pre approves you you'll have a specific number to use as a guide for what you can affoprd. This makes the inital home search a lot easier because you already know what you can spend. Next find a buyers agent to work with. They will represent you and your best interest. A listing agent for a property represents the seller, and their best interest. So if you go directly to a listing agent of a property keep in mind that anything you tell them can and will be used against you in a negotiation.
Try to get a referral for an agent from a family member, colleague, or friend. If not then meet awith a few to see who you click with best. They will guide through the rest of the process, it's just that simple! Good luck!
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