-Here is a thought. You could buy a condominium to start, even before your pay raise kicks in. Then after a few months or years you could trade up to a house - or - keep the condo for rental income when you do buy a house.
Does Wells Fargo have any perks for employees to obtain a loan through them? You could check that possibility out.
A starting salary north of $70K? Can you tell me what your major was. I have two college age daughters. I want them to choose your major!