It is now 2020. How do we go about buying a home? We start by logging on to one of the thousands of real estate websites to research neighborhoods and homes. Then, we call to set up a showing with a real estate agent. They bring us into the property and walk us through, room by room, with a folder filled with property and neighborhood details. Once the offer is made and accepted, looking for financing and shopping around for the best mortgage is a whole different story.