Step one is figuring out your budget for a new home. The best way to do this is to meet with a mortgage professional that will review your income, assets, and credit history in order to pre-approve you for a loan. Not only does getting pre-approved allow you to narrow your home search, but it also makes your offer stronger when it comes time buy. If you don't currently have a lender, I would be happy to recommend one. Call me 425.268.4150.
When it comes time to make an offer on a home, I will negotiate on your behalf in order to attain the best terms for you. This can include negotiating the price, repair costs, timelines, and contingencies.