... a house!

So my Boyfriend and I are looking at buying our first home. I have to say, it's a pretty scary step (scarier even than buying diapers for the first time!), but exciting! We're both feeling that now is a good time to buy (and are tired of renting).

We've put an offer on a place near where we're living at the moment, and it's been accepted, conditional on us getting finance; now we're just waiting to hear back from the bank.

Anyway, I just wondered if any of you who have been through this before have any interesting tips or anecdotes about buying (and settling into) your first home?