Avoiding Real Estate Turbulence – Episode 8 Avoid financial turbulence part 1

Financial Advisor Tony Bucci with advice about putting yourself in a favorable position to purchase a home.
What is a financial planner?
How do I know they have my best interests in mind?
How much should I put as a downpaymet?
If I want to sell some of my investments to buy a home will they actually agree with that if its the right decision or try to talk me out of it?
When should you sit down with a financial advisor?