my wife and I are ready to buy a house finally 8) What are some of the things that we need to know because this is all new to us ? Also what are some of the deals out there as far as first time buyers go ? The other problem is what will the mortgage company say because we will be moving to another state and my wife and I won't have jobs "plan on taking a 6 months to a year off to get settled in" . Will this be OK as long as I have money in the bank and put a large down payment down ? Thanks for any help . I would rather ask you guys then the mortgage compeny that is just trying to make money "lol" .