Congratulations! It's time to go shopping for your new home. Now that you have prepared yourself by laying a solid foundation you are in position to make an educated decision.
Create a list of absolute needs and a list for your wants, it is very important to have your expectations inline with your finances. By creating a list that is true to your needs, you and your realtor will be able to shop efficiently.
Your realtor will depend on quality input from you to find homes that meet your needs; in this day and age no one has time to just be driving around looking at homes that are inappropriate for your needs.