Depending on what you want to buy, Single Family Residence (SFR), condo, townhouse, etc or it may be that you are looking to purchase an investment property... Also, it depends on what you qualify for regarding a loan...
Contact me as I have a great loan officer I work with who can pre-qualify you and then we can see what type of dwelling will fit in your budget... because it depends if you are going to get a conventional loan or an FHA / VA loan etc... I can then help you to find the property
Feel free to contact me
Contact a local real estate agent to assist you in your search for a property as they will have the most accurate and up-to-date information on what is currently available.
It usually does not cost you anything to work with a buyer's agent and they will work for you in your best interests; not the seller's.
Also, contact a few mortgage lenders to determine what amount you would qualify for a loan. This way you will not be looking at properties that are above your budget.
It's always a good idea to shop around for your mortgage as each lender has different fees and may have different mortgage programs to offer but you just need a pre-approval letter to submit an offer.
Good luck to you!
Prudential Connecticut Realty