Check your credit score and pay down any debt you can. Don't create any new debt. -E.C.
Be patient as it can be a long and tedious process. -O.W.
You may be able to afford it sooner than you think. -A.A.
Have a lot of money put to the side but not stress about the final numbers to bring to the actual closing. -L.A.
Make sure you have a reliable team (realtor, attorney, mortgage broker). -E.H.
Feel free to look around more and not rush - you have to find the right one for you (goes even for the parties you work with). -Anon.
Do your research on loan type and buying from HUD. -Anon.
Good credit is paramount. - J.L.
Do some research before starting the process. Understanding some of the terms and meaning would make the process easier. - R.H.
Get your paperwork in order. - J.B.