When you have selected a Realtor, you can begin to look at available properties. Factors to consider include your desired neighborhood, nearby schools, shopping and transportation. Do you enjoy DIY projects? If so, a fixer-upper may be the best option. Are you constantly busy with kids’ activities? A move-in ready home will probably work better for you. Again, take your time. Location is the one thing you can’t change, so keep that in mind when looking.