Stay WAY under your budget. The price of things are just going to keep going up and up. Make sure you have a ton of wiggle room in your budget.
Get preapproved before you go look at houses.
Quoting mama_l:Don't jump into anything. Take your time. Be realistic. Think with your head not your heart. Good Luck!
Keep your credit score up.
Always bid lower than you think you should
RESEARCH school and neighborhood - EYES ON not just numbers on a screen. pay attention to how its trending.
Make sure you have enough to move
and if at all possible put down 20%!
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