The first step of determining a cash flow leak is to inspect your purchase history. You might not like what you see, but it shows your overall spending pattern.
Once you get your final saving target, you need to set a goal to save up to this amount within your time frame.
The basic budgeting principle is spending money on essentials and cutting down ruthlessly on things you don’t need.
Impulse buying has to stop completely. Compare me with your nagging mother, but you can’t afford to spend money on things that don’t make sense.
A great real estate agent will not save you money directly, but s/he will provide you professional advice that will save your time.
Don’t make any big purchases while you’re in house contract and have not closed yet. Buy the house first and everything else later.