What is prompting your desire to purchase a property. What do you want to gain with the purpose of this purchase? Are you looking for a home to lay down roots? Do you want it for an investment? Do you want or need land to put your mobile home or RV on? This will determine the type of property you will need, such as residential home, investment or commercial properties or land.
Create a list of your needs for the home. How many bedrooms/bathrooms will you need? What cities and/or neighborhoods interest you most. Determine what your deal breakers are.
Unless you've saved a large sum of money to purchase your next property with cash, the property will have to be financed. Seeking a mortgage professional initially to seek pre-approval will aid you in knowing what your home buying budget will be. If pre-approval isn't a possibility at the moment, don't get discouraged. This can serve as guide to what you need to improve in your profile to make your property ownership dream a reality.