Find out where you want to live before you start looking for a home. Consider things like the commute to and from work and the schools you would like your children to attend before making a decision. The prices of houses are different depending on location. A house in an area with good infrastructure like roads, public transportation, shops, among others usually costs more than a house in the suburbs, estate agents say.
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You can also visit the location to find out as much as you can about the community and their needs. In some communities, it is advisable to visit during the rainy season to assess the kind of damage and danger you may be exposed to in case it floods.