2. Know the area to adjust a price
The price on the house to a great extent depends on the area it is located in. When making the first steps to purchasing a home, stalk the neighborhood of homes. Try to find out what neighbors are living next to your potential home, are they nice people or you should better stay away from them. It may be important if you have kids as who would like to risk the lives of their own children.
Also, find some time to visit local school and meet the teachers there. Make sure this is a good school that you could move to this district and entrust your children to these people.