We have used Ebby.com for our last two property purchase. The search functions are easy and allow you to look at specific neighborhoods and save searches. New construction is fun but I wouldn't rule out pre-owned. Also, a web site calculator may say they can put you into a house for $588/month for a 150k home but they aren't including TT&L so be sure you fully understand everything around the expenses. Not to be a downer but I think it catches some people off guard. My daughter in-law said she was surprised when the property taxes went up and then so did her mortgage. I also remember saying I should have just had my checks pre-printed to home-depot when I bought my houses, both new construction and pre-owned! Good luck and have fun with it, very exciting times!