You need to use a real time listing service. You can use most agent's IDX sites, or http://www.mlslistings.com.
If you want to use a site that does not require registration you can use my website http://www.marcymoyer.com
Click on search for properties and you can put in your parameters. If you want to get listing alerts you can also sign up, but you will have to register. However, if you do I will not hound you. Just let me know if you have any questions. This IDX sites are linked to the realtors' listing service which is updated in real time and will not give you listings that are either not for sale, or sold months ago.
Welcome to Trulia and thank you for your post. I'm sorry to hear that you're finding our listing information in your area outdated. I encourage you to report any listing errors that you find to us using the 'Report an error' link that you'll find on the right side of each property details page. Those reports will be sent directly to our Customer Service team so they can investigate and correct those errors.
Data quality is an important issue to us and we're constantly working with our listing providers to improve the accuracy and timeliness of our listing updates. Thank you for your patience in the meantime and please let us know if you have any other suggestions or feedback to share with us.
@ Terri - I see that you spoke with one of our Customer Service team members today. I hope that your listing issues have been resolved and encourage you to contact us again if not.
It is best to go directly to the source, as other agents have shared http://www.MlsListings.com or when you select an agent they can send you listings direct. My website (and I'm sure other Trulia members as well) has a feature for which the buyer can search like an agent and they don't have to register to look.
The others have given you a good web site to use, but if you want a personalized search that is up to date on tha listing that are available, along with updates on price changes and alerts to new listings just log onto my web site http://www.homesbyallyson.com and put in the criteria that you are interested in and go from there.
If you need any help feel free to contact me.
Hope that helps.
Best of Luck!
You can get this same information from any savvy Agent but may prefer to stay anonymous while doing your homework.
These are the public gateways to the Realtors M.L.S. data base and are updated in real time. ALL other "Home Finder" websites are based on avertising, which means they need to generate "click throughs". Therefore there is no obligation or motivation to keep them up to date.
There are a few options for you, but you really need to choose one that's updated in real time as Marcy says.
http://www.Realtor.com is real-time, as is http://www.MLSListings.com.
You can also use my direct feed at http://www.Aileen4Homes.com without signing up, and I wont harrass you either :)
Trulia is useful for people like yourself who have questions, and it also provides statistics and information as well as the listings. The property listings, however, do often take time to show up and be removed.
Good luck with your search!
I chose places, distance from the center, price, lot size, bedrooms and more.
I also found the listings here not as desirable as could be expected. Realtor.com is not perfect either. It is based on realtors listings and sometimes they repost a listing as new when it fact it is an old listing I have seen many times before. Also, lot size can be very wrong.
If you are looking for purchase a home the best way to get access is to use a realtor who can get you connected to the MLS receiving real-time listing as they get listed via your email. In addition, your agent can get more detailed information about the property once you have found some you like. I have found that most of the free/paid services are not as accurate as the MLS.
Agent can place you on an automatic alert, saves you time , and you receive more homes based on what you are searching for, active on the market.