You need to have reasonable knowledge of the specific market you are interested in as well as reasonable expectations. A "decent location" should translate to higher property values. Let me know if I may assist with finding an experienced Realtor who can assist with showing you property values in a variety of areas so you are more informed. If you are serious about purchasing a home you also need to talk with a good lender so you can assess what price range you can afford. Best of luck finding a great deal and let me know if I can help.