Pick a budget that works for you, if you are pre-approved for a $500,000 purchase price this doesn't mean we need to spend $499,999. This is your first home! Forget the HGTV shows - you will survive without granite counters if it's not in your price range! We'll work with you to help choose something that suits your/your families needs, but leaves you some flexibility. Most of us still want to go on the odd vacation after all.