Your best bet is to have a REALTORÂ® start searching for you. They are going to have the most intimate knowledge of the areas & available properties. They can also set you up on a client gateway, which is a personalized site based on your search preferences. Depending on which search engine you are using, they may be able to select criteria for the search that you are unable to, which may help narrow down your search. In that price range with a big lot you will probably be looking at slightly older homes. The other nice thing about using a REALTORÂ® as a buyer is that the seller pays the commission in most cases, so it's not costing you a thing (even if you didn't have a REALTORÂ®, most sellers are paying the listing agent on their home the full commission regardless; the only difference is that if you don't have representation, the listing agent keeps it all instead of splitting with your buyer agent). I'm a builder sales rep, so I coulldn't help you with this, but I can give you the names of some good agents if needed. Good luck!