The first you should do is get pre-qualified for a home loan from a lender. After you get prequalified, you can determine the your maximum price range when shopping for a house. Second step is to find a realtor who can search for the right home for you. Third step is go out and look at the homes. When you find a house you like, you will place an offer. Once the offer has been accepted, it goes into escrow and when it closes, you are a homeowner.