When it comes to buying a home, one cannot take enough time. The first thing to remember is to not rush. Take your time and look at the area. How is it? Are the schools nice? Any shopping centers or diners? Are you an outdoors type of family? How is the areas weather and parks? Just some small thoughts for you to keep in mind. Next off, I suggest talking to the neighbors. Be friendly and get to know them because if you do happen to buy this home, chances are you will spend a good amount of time over the years getting to know them. So it's better now if you find out if the neighbors are friendly or the mean-mug type. Secondly, upon entering the home. Make sure to inspect every nook and cranny for any signs of defects or wear. Luckily for the homeowner (you), your job doesn't require too much of a keen eye. However, a home inspectors does. With pending purchases of real estate, you can opt for a home inspector to perform a home inspection which would check your future estate for defects. You can check out more at this post here.