Email me Dave@c21fountain.com and I'll send you a bunch of websites to the area.
Good time to look. Prices and interest rates are down; good inventory available in your price range.
I honestly can't tell you where to live. Are you thinking of moving out of State?
There are so many good deals out there and maybe you can find a nice condo for yourself. Florida, right now, is probably the hardest hit State, when it comes to a low price range market. I would suggest that you get approved for a loan, then do some research on where you might want to live. If you're a veteran, then a VA loan might work best. That way you can keep the cash in your pocket, or invest it.
There are many options and opportunities out there.