Asking the right questions and knowing exactly what your needs are
Monthly dollar amount you feel comfortable with
Research the types of mortgages available to you and find the one that best suits your needs
Get a professional home inspection on the property
Decide which area you want to relocate to and what is most important for you and for your family
Keep your credit utilization to a minimum, this will give you a better chance of getting the best rate
Make sure you and your family are happy with the home you decide to buy, this is a big commitment
Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiate on your behalf and answering any questions you have with competence and confidence.