Look up the houses that have recently sold (within the past 6 months) in the neighborhood you’re interested in. Do this by typing, “recently sold homes” and then your city or ZIP code. Sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com typically provide this information.
What else can I do?
Look at the homes to see whether they compare to what you want to buy regarding square footage and number of bedrooms. The closer the homes you’re looking at are to what you want to buy should give you a good idea of what similar homes are worth in that area. You can also look at what people are asking for homes, but the selling price is a more accurate figure.