In a perfect world, the very first home your Realtor showed you would be "The One". Then, your first offer would be accepted, the home would pass inspection with flying colors, the seller would pay all closing costs, and you would close on your home in less than 60 days. Birds would sing, the sun would shine, etc., etc.
The reality is that more often than not, your first time home buying experience will not be that easy. However, there are things you can do to avoid making costly mistakes.