Hi, all, It looks like I'm going to be buying my first house this year I'm nervous and excited. My parents are helping me out since I don't know the first thing about buying a house! I have a budget in mind and have started to create a list of necessities (parking being at the top of the list after doing some driving around today) and then things I would like to have if possible but aren't deal breakers. I've started to contact agents based on recommendations from friends. I've gotten an idea of location and what I can get with my budget. The next step is to find an agent and start looking around. I have two VERY different areas I'm looking in. One is definitely more city-like. The homes are very close together and very old (approximately 100 years for most of them). The neighborhood has tons and tons of charm and lots of places within walking distance. The second neighborhood is a little bit more like the suburbs but still with a lot of things to do nearby. The houses in this area range from 60-100 years old. I am definitely going to be buying an older home since the locations are non-negotiable. We will definitely be getting the best home inspector we can find when that time comes. Any other tips? Suggestions? Things you would recommend doing? Thanks!