If you are attempting to do this without a Realtor you can find listings on Craigslist.org and other free sites like FSBO.com, etc. The fact of the matter is that as a buyer there are only benefits to be had by working with a Buyer's Agent. This is the biggest purchase of your life and one of the most risky. Most likely the seller will be represented by a professional, why shouldn't you? A qualified Buyer's Agent will be be worth their weight in gold and not only save you a lot of frustration, and money, but a lot of time as well. Best of all, their services are free to you as a buyer!