We are thinking that we should buy our first home soon as we are still renting. The problem is we can't decide where to live - I always thought that buying your first home would be a relatively straight forward process. However the first part of deciding where to live seems to be the most difficult question!!
Yes, it was very stressful, especially waiting for everything to be signed and all the inspections to be done, but we got there in the end. As far as advice, um... It's nice to live fairly close to public transport, especially train lines, even if you normally drive. Oh and use a good mortgage broker, ours saved us a lot of stress with the financial side of things.