are no absolutes on a time-frame for buying a home (some buyers find a home their first day out while others may
take weeks or even months) but there are some general guidelines that can help with your overall planning. These
time-frames can vary by the type of Real Estate market you are in. In an active market, they can be compressed
(you will need to move quickly for desirable homes) but in a less active market you may have the luxury of a bit
more time. In addition, due to changes in mortgage availability, it is imperative that you begin that process as
soon as possible.