Start touring homes in your price range. Take notes, make a list of pros and cons. Take pictures, measurements and anything needed. Take notes of details about plumbing, electrical, functionality of doors and windows. Check out the neighborhood. Distance to and from work, shopping, schools. Take your time, don’t get in a hurry and pay attention to detail. Don’t forget about taxes and HOA dues, check with the lender to see if you are within your means. When you are ready, make that offer.