Today, in a age where you can shop for anything anywhere, it is very important that you know what you want before you start hour home search.
If you've ben thinking of buying a home, you probably have a list of things that you'd love to have. More importantly, though is a list of things you really need.
Do you really NEED a farmhouse sink in the kitchen and a built in surround sound system? What you really need to know is how many bedrooms you have and how close to public transportation you are. The most important thing to know before you even start looking for houses of your dream, is to get pre-approved for your mortgage.
This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a house that's outside of your parameters.