Trulia website can help you search for recently sold homes in the area you are looking at. Also, most local governments have free access to home information (address, sq. footage, sold price and date, etc.) You may be able to find this info located in the local government real estate tax assessment website. Also, do a comparison on number of bedrooms, square footage, garage or no garage, age, schools, local amenties and crime stats and you will come up with a ballpark figure. Don't forget to factor in the declining market and the fact that some sold homes also include a closing cost rebate to the buyer that is not reflected in the sold price. Then, drive around and look at the homes. I may seem like a lot, but I don't think it's that hard to do.