Heyy welcome! I'm buying a house some time soon as well . The only thing stopping me is obviously finding a house that I like, and finding a roommate to help pay my mortgage :|.
Zillow and Redfin!! They have been a godsend. I hate looking in such a hot seller's market right now though! It's like I see a house I LOOOOOVE and want and then the next day Status: Pending. Arg.