Whether you're purchasing your first house, moving to a larger space, downsizing, or considering a second home or cabin, buying a new home is often both a financial goal and a major event in your life. A house is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make and one you'll probably live with (and in) for years to come.
Process for buying a house
First, consider the features that are important to you, including the neighborhood, size and style of home, quality of schools, property taxes and proximity to shopping and work. Next, determine how much house you can comfortably afford and consider how your expenses will change with home ownership.