Your first step is to get in front of a reputable lender, who can take a peek at your financial status (pre-qualification), and let you know what price range is best suited for your income and debt ratios. They will also be able to tell you if there is anything that might hinder a home purchase, and help you avoid any surprises in your credit history that you might not even be aware of. Once you have cleared this all important hurdle, the next step is to find areas of town that you would like to live, and finally, start looking at properties in those areas that fall into your price range. While you are getting pre-qualified, you can customize a search on our website, tailor it to your needs & desires, and it will even notify you when new matches come onto the market. Happy hunting!
Brian & Dawn Fossa