Before you take the leap and get started looking at homes , we advise that you meet with an experienced lender who can check your credit rating and get you pre-approved for a loan. Unless your paying cash for your next home, pre-approval is important so that you can determine the budget for your home purchase. Keep in mind, an offer on a home that includes a pre-approval has more weight than one that does not.
One other tip, make a wish list before you start your home search. This will help you prioritize what you want in a home verses what you need making your search more manageable.