We've lived together for years now, and we've always been renters. We're starting to think about buying our first home together, and we're super excited to be looking for a place that will be ours! For those of you who have already been through the home-buying process, where do you even begin??? We're not ready to buy for a while still (within a year or two maybe). But what's a good place to start?
Do you start looking at homes and going to open houses to have a look/get ideas?
Do you sit down with your bank and figure out how much house you can afford? (how did you figure out who to do your mortgage with??)
Do you find a real estate agent to do the looking for you?
What were some of the things that surprised you as first time home buyers? How long of a process was it from starting to look to actually getting your house? Give me all the tips and tricks!! I feel a little lost at sea! There's so much information out there!