Don’t underestimate your buying power! Don’t assume anything, credit card debt, bad loans in your past. Contact your banker and mortgage companies about different programs and qualify before you start looking in your market.
Get a referral from a friend or family member and get a local “buyers” agent to represent you in the transaction. They are the experts in the area you are looking.
Once you find the home of your dreams GET A HOME INSPECTION. Home inspections pay for themselves by giving the buyer a full picture of the property’s assets and liabilities. This give you more power at the negotiation table and peace of mind and sleep at night.