Anybody here ever bought a house? How soon do you get to move in once you put the down payment on it? How long in advance before a move date should you start talking to realtors? Is one realtor just as good as the next, or are there things I should look out for? What kind of things should I look for on the property that might cost me a lot of money in the future? Anything else?
Mind you: This is in Austin, TX, not here. So, we're going to be doing this long-distance. Matt is a veteran, so we have a guarunteed VA loan. Cool, eh? umm... chicken butt.