I am not a realtor, but I would suggest that most are not answering your question due to your intor as being an African American (not due to racism but due to the fact that they can't steer a client to an area based on race or religion). I would suggest reasking the questin without the racial description, just asking about quality of schools and quality of neighborhood, which I imagine is the real answers you are looking for.
One of my life long friends lives in Germantown. The market is great for you as a buyer in Memphis and I would be glad to help you locate the right home for your family. Email me and we can discuss your expectations.
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