Get in touch with your bank or a mortgage lender of your choice and ask them to pre approve you for a home mortgage loan.
Order a home inspection and pest inspection. These are 2 very crucial steps in the home buying process. It is very important to know the condition of the home you are purchasing.
You should always do a final walkthrough of the home at least 24 hours prior to closing with your Agent to make sure there are no defects in the home that were not noticed when you put the home under contract