Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll make in your life, so get as much advice as you can.
Check out the local papers and sign up with local estate agents. This is free and they will send you details of properties that fit your criteria but keep in regular contact by phone so they let you know first when something is new to the market.
The links below contain useful information and advice on getting started on the property ladder, mortgages, neighbourhood guides and lists of properties available. Happy house hunting!