Buying a home normally represents One of the Biggest Financial decisions of your lifetime !
First off Don`t rush, The hyperbola of 2021 and earlier has passed.
Start by being prepared make a list of wants and needs.
Start with Location!
Act prudently: Protect yourselves by;
1: Prearranging Approved Financing. (in writing)
Shop around find a lender that provides the best personal fit.
Include a short condition on financing in your Purchase and Sales Agreement.
2; Request an Appraisal clause in your agreement of purchase and sale.
A professional Appraisal lends credible assurance to the real value being paid.
Your purchase should be conditional on the value of the appraisal.
Keep in mind that Not 30 years ago this was a standard condition.
3: If your purchase is a resale home, engage the services of a qualified home inspector.
Additionally get pre-quotes from a few local lawyers.
Buying & selling a home is generally not rocket science.
Nor should the fees !
Search the internet for an experienced realtor, seek their opinion.