You can find free printed magazine type publications just inside the door of many grocery stores, doctor's offices, or other businesses around town.
These publications are very useful, as they not only provide information and specificationsabout a particular home that is for sale, you will also find photographs of the homes so you can get a feel for what the places like long before you walk into it.
Once you have perused one of these publications, another great resource is to call the realtor advertised in the particular listing.
Realtors are trained to show you the homes that will most likely suit you and they may know of more updated listings that were not in the publication which may suit your needs.
Another great resource is Internet listings.
On the Internet you will find listings similar to those you see in the publications discussed above, but you may additionally find such features as virtual tours, or photo slideshows.
These listings may additionally show you shots of the outside, the backyard, whether it is stick built or a manufactured home, or even the neighborhood the home is located in.
Again, once you have narrowed down your search somewhat, you can still make an appointment with a realtor to show you the home.
You may also find some listings titled "house for sale by owner.
"You will not likely need a realtor to show you one of these homes, as they will be shown to you by the owners themselves or an agent acting in their behalf.
The classified ads in your local newspaper are also a good resource.
Though there will not be as much information available on a classified listing of a house for sale, there will be enough for you to determine whether this house fits into the category you are looking for.
One advantage of the classified ads or even the free printed publications you get at the grocery store, are that it is a tangible way to circle the homes you are interested in or cross off the ones that will meet your needs.
It can be very helpful to carry with you these listings when checking out a house for sale.
You can immediately circle it as a favorite or cross it off your list as you go.
No matter which of these sources you choose to work from, each of them has its own pros and cons, but each is likely to help you narrow down your search for a new house that will be the perfect new home for your family.