There are several steps to purchasing your home. Taking the time to do each step properly means you’ll have fewer problems in the future.
1. Get pre-approved for a home loan
2. Establish a housing budget.
3. Find a good real estate agent - research the local market, home prices, etc.
4. Start looking for houses
5. Make an offer
6. Negotiate with Sellers
7. Have the home inspected
8. Attend the closing (and sign lots of paperwork)
9. Get the keys to your new house!