Follow These 8 Steps to Successfully Purchase Your First Home

You've been in an apartment or renting a house with friends or maybe even living in your parent's basement to save for a down payment on your first home. You've decided to take the plunge to buy a home. In today's market, we wanted to find out what the most important steps to take to successfully purchase your first home. We sat down with one of the Twin Cities' top realtors -- Donna Vanneste, President Elite for Coldwell Banker -- to find out what first-time home buyers should really be on the lookout for in a first home.