The Buying Process
You may have friends or family that can give you the benefit of their experience, unfortunately that also means you may have to listen to one or two "nightmare" stories. The process, with a little bit of work on your part, really should go smoothly if you're educated, prepared and have a professional agent guiding you through it. Here are some basic steps outlining the process.
I'd be happy to discuss it with you - even if you're not ready right now! A lot of people don't know if they're ready or not. It's common that people are renting and don't realize they can feasibly buy something they'd like within their budget. Or they see friends buying and just have no idea how to assess if they can too. See Owning vs. Renting Booklet. This section is geared primarily for the first-time home buyer.