Wants & Needs
You’ve been thinking about this for a long time now. What are you looking for in a house? Have you made a list of the features you can’t live without? This will give us a starting point for finding your dream home.
Apart from having an idea of what kind of house and amenities you want, do you know where you want to live? Look into the different school districts and find out what kind of a job commute you’d like to have.
Talk with a mortgage broker to find out how much you can afford to pay for a home. Sellers are often inclined to go with buyers that have been pre-approved, which means you might be short-listed for the home you put an offer on.