I'd probably start off by going to your own bank and asking them for any information or consultation they have to offer. There's a reason you chose them for your personal banking options so if you're comfortable with them then that would be a solid place to start.
Shop around, there's tons of companies with tons of information that willing to offer you tons of money for competitive rates. We felt more comfortable actually walking into a bank instead of applying for one through an online institution. The face time helps and if you find an agent that knows or is familiar with the mortgage officer it makes the whole process that much easier. Consider a credit union if you can, that's what we did.
Couple things to keep in mind:
- Try to come up with a 20% down payment. It will save you PMI and the escrow option.
- Ask your lawyer if they're willing to cover the title insurance, sometimes they do
- Take your time. It's a long process with a LOT of white paper but if you do your research and are patient everything will work out just fine.