Congratulations on making the decision to purchase a home!
The first step is to get pre-qualified for a loan, unless you are an all cash buyer, then you can ignore the next few paragraphs.
If you are looking to get a loan, you can contact your local bank or any bank/mortgage broker to get a pre-approval letter for a loan. This will tell you what price range you can afford and shop for.
After getting pre-approved, you should contact a real estate agent to help you find a property that fits your needs. You will need your pre-approval letter when you make an offer to prove to the seller that you can qualify for a loan to purchase the home.
After your offer is accepted, you can shop around with different banks and mortgage companies to find the best rate.
Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com. Once you are ready to start searching, I would be happy to provide you with a list of available homes and set up appointments to view any properties you are interested in.