A good realtor is so important! If you can get one that REALLY listens to you about what you're looking for it makes the process so much easier. I would recommend talking to people you know that own a house to see if they can give you any names or recommendations.
One of my track coaches at MSU is a realtor. Her website is http://michelleoman.com/ if you want to check it out! Good luck! :)
Move to Brandon & buy my house!!! J/K
um...my recommendation is to look in Waterloo/CF:)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!