Determine what is most important to you first. If you really must be in a certain location, start there. Remember on pricing, its OK to search for home a little over your budget; we'll be negotiating on price anyways. If your initial search doesn't bring up any properties that appeal to you, boarden your search. And, I can definitely help with your search. I often hear about new properties that will be coming to market and can sometimes get you in the door before anyone else.