You don't have to drive through neighborhoods looking for "For Sale" signs or deal with a pushy Realtor right away when searching for a house. Instead, use the power of the internet and let your mouse do the walking. Here is an overview of the best websites to use for house hunting in San Antonio.
There are several sites that list real estate, but this one is good because it allows you to not only search for homes but has frequent articles on the real estate market, making it a good source for investors as well as home buyers. There is also a news feed on one side the culls at the major real estate news from around the web so you can get news from multiple sites without doing the searching yourself.
The official site of the National Association of Realtors, Realtors.com has thousands of listings that can be searched by ZIP code, city, state or by the official MLS listing number. They also have tips for relocation, securing financing, and moving and storage services.
You can search the usual MLS and Realtor listings at HomeGain, but there are also other handy tools that will be essential in your house hunt. You can get an estimate of what your current home's value is and find and compare Realtors in the area who can find you what you need or help you seal the deal if you have already found your dream house.
The sole daily newspaper in San Antonio, the Express News provides a great section of homes for sale and rent for all of Bexar County. You can find the listings online, as well. They don't provide things like Realtor or relocation advice but it is a good source if you are just browsing and don't need any other services yet.
Known more for people selling items or for the singles ads, the San Antonio Craigslist page is now becoming a top destination for home sellers to list their properties. The best thing about using Craigslist for home searching is that you will find many rent to own programs and owner financing offers that won't be on the MLS or other big sites.