There’s no shortage of information available to help you make an informed purchase decision. Take the guesswork out of shopping for a home by taking advantage of all the professional resources available to guide you through the many choices available when purchasing your first home. Your real estate agent will be able to find listings for you, based on your wish list. But don’t stop there! You can do your own looking, and then ask your agent to show you the house. Start with the Internet. Pick up real estate flyers at local grocery stores and convenience stores. Read the real estate sections of your local newspaper. Drive around neighborhoods that interest you and write down addresses where there are “for sale” signs. Go to open houses. Try everything!

If you don’t enjoy the house hunting process have an agent narrow down the search for you and view the homes they have prescreened for you.