I talked to a realtor today about starting to look for a house. I got kick started since the house next to drdt and solipsistnation's place is for sale. I decided to work with an agent instead of trying to go it alone - and this realtor happens to the the wife of the CEO of my company, whom I've talked with a number of times over the past couple of years. We're going to meet tomorrow to go over the basics - financing, etc - and she's going to try to arrange a viewing of that house for me. It seems a little pricey for the size, so I may look around - depends on how nice it is, etc.