The Time line for buying varies t some degree.
First getting preapproved is the first step, use a reputable lender with no surprise fees and ridiculously low rates . Next stpe after doing your mortage aproval process would be to determine the neighborhood/areas you prefer. Once you know how much home you can afford, you can then narrow in the area in which you want want to lie in. Getting final approval from a lender takes about about 45 days from offer acceptance in the real world . It is possbile to get everything done in a 2 month timeframe. Once your offer is accepted, you can plan the other stages of the home purchasing experience.... closing and moving date... and of course the awaited enjoyment
of home ownership!