Whether its your first house or your last - the process is basically the same. You work out a budget and you start the search.
After considerable effort you find what you are looking for. Now here is the budget killer I am finding fairly often.
The water heater is a rental - ok I expected that - but now often the furnace is a rental, the air conditioner and fire place as well! And the roof is on a payment plan!!! BUDGET KILLERS!