Zillow Advice: Home Buying - What is my first step for purchasing my home after a divorce http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Thank you for your inquiry.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ Thank you for your inquiry.&nbsp; Take a deep breath, you have been through so much already, you don't want to make any quick decisions.&nbsp; Depending on whether you have children and custody issues, you will know where you need to live in proximity to your ex to make life easy for your kids.&nbsp; You can call a local Realtor and express your concerns, they will give you several lenders to choose from and you can shop each one to determine the best value.&nbsp; The lender will tell you what you are approved for and the Realtor will find a home to suit your needs and cost expectations.&nbsp; I wish you much luck in your endeavor! Today is the beginning of the rest of your life! Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ 2013-03-04T11:58:00Z Be sure your credit is clean.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ Be sure your credit is clean.&nbsp; You can check it for free at various sites on the internet.&nbsp; Consult with a local mortgage broker to see how much you can qualify for.&nbsp; Find a local Real Estate agent to represent you as a buyers agent. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ 2013-03-04T11:29:00Z Good Morning Your 1st step ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ Good Morning <br/><br/>Your 1st step in purchasing a home is to get in touch with a mortgage broker or a bank to get pre-qualified. They should be able to tell you what kind of loan and how much home you can afford.<br/><br/>Your 2nd step after finding that out would be a real estate agent to help you look.<br/><br/>Tracey Guy<br/>The Gove Group<br/> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-my-first-step-for-purchasing-my-home-after-a-divorce/481197/ 2013-03-04T11:26:00Z