True an Agent can help filter your search so it's not so overwhelming, and guide you through obstacles when they come up. You can go to many free sites to get information on homes that you like including addresses, some of these sites do not give out all the information. Compare sites and agents to get everything you need! MLS for public, Trulia (not all homes are updated daily), fctuckeremge.com, era, to name a few. Good Luck!