I got pre-approved for a loan late last week, and so I'm now ready to go look for a place to call my own. After living with two roommates for the last year and a half, I'm ready to get out of there and have my own space. My cousin is a real estate agent, so I plan on contacting her soon, but in the interests of keeping her work to a minimum, I'd like to do *some* of the searching on my own, before getting her involved. So I am here, MacRumors Forum users, to ask you for your tips/suggestions/hints/advice/wisdom/knowledge regarding the condo buying process and all that stuff. I'm not sure what else to say right off, so ask questions if you want more information. Thanks for your help! Update: I have a couple more questions I've added here. So, if you don't want to read through the entire thread, and just help with the new stuff, I've made it easy. However, feel free to comment on the rest of the questions/advice as well, if you feel so inclined. Thanks!