I think you'll find most people in the areas I have mentioned, as well as most of Indianapolis, will be warm and welcoming to you. My next-door neighbors, my son and my sister can all also attest to being accepted here. As far as what could you get for under $100K, it is possible to get all those things you mentioned under $100K, but I'm not sure about a new construction. I do work with new home builders and could help you with that, too, but I think you would get more for you money if you buy an existing home - and it is possible to get all these things in that price range and in a nice area, as well. Of course, there are always exceptions to everything.
I'd love to help you and your partner with your real estate needs, Jena. I also am working with some other buyers who currently live out-of-state (Texas, Oregon, Colorado), so I do understand all the special concerns you may have with that. Feel free to email, call or text me and let me know any further details you'd like to share and I will answer you honestly and with no pressure.
Good luck to you and your partner in your home search and future move!
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