DH and I are going this afternoon to get pre-approved for a mortgage so we can start house hunting. Actually, we've already looked at a few houses, one of which we are both totally in love with. It really is fabulous - 3100+ square feet, gorgeous pool with brand new liner, 2 story, HUGE master suite, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, tons of storage, basement rooms (not included in square footage), central vacuum, big deck, etc. The only downside is, of course, we're not sure if we can get it financed since it is on the upper end of our budget (I think). I know there have been a few AtoZer's buying houses lately, and I'm totally new at this. Any advice? Anything we should be paying attention to that we may not have thought of yet?