Buying a home is not something that you do on a whim. If you do you could make one of the biggest mistakes of your life. And that would not be any fun. It is very important that you are an informed home buyer.
Being informed means knowing everything about the home, as well as the buying process. To start, you should make yourself familiar with every detail of the property from the age to the condition to repairs that need to be made and much more. Anything that you can think of is a detail that you should look over closely.
What about the money side of things? This definitely goes along with being an informed buyer. You need to know how much money you can afford to spend, how much of a down payment you will be using, your comfortable monthly payment, etc.
If you need help do not be shy about leaning on your real estate agent and mortgage broker. These professionals can really help you move along from start to finish. There is nothing better than getting professional advice when buying a home.
As an informed home buyer you have a much better chance of success.