Once those preparations are out of the way, it is time to find the right property for you.
Take a Drive.
First things first, get to know the neighborhoods, complexes, or subdivisions. Will the area provide the Lifestyle you desire? Drive around and get a feel for what it would be like to own a property in the area. Evaluate the access to freeways, activities, and schools. Remember that your needs might change while you own your home so consider the function it is going to provide. Once you start to get a sense of the properties available in those areas, you will be able to narrow down your search.
Narrow Your Search.
Select a few properties that interest you the most and have your real estate agent make appointments to visit them. Location is one of the most important items to know when buying a home. Consider asking your real estate agent about the potential resale value of the properties you plan to view.
Time to Buy.
Once you have selected a property you would like to purchase, your real estate agent will write an offer based on the value and terms that you determine the property is worth.