It's an awesome time to be a first time home buyer with rates so low, fantastic loan programs for the medical student and teaching profession and inventory is sweet! You have nothing to sell in order to purchase....the world is your oyster!!
Now, for you to be perfectly happy with your new endeavor, I need to be privy to exactly what kind of lifestyle you are looking. Then we start to look at neighborhoods and communities. Also, budgets and commutes are going to be essential. Some people like new - some like older homes, some want to be steps away from work/school, some want yards, some would like no grass in site. You have so many options, call me at 901-848-5962 or email and we can discuss everything.
I may be coming in a little late. I hope you have had a chance to move and are settled in. School is about to begin, were you able to find a school? As you have no doubt figured out if you have done any research there are some terrific area in the Memphis outlying areas and also in DeSoto County in MS. I recently moved in from out of state myself. If I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me. Good luck!
Location of your new home is very important for both you and your husband's workplace as well as starting a new family. The price range home that you expect to purchase will have a huge affect on where your new home's location in and around Memphis will be. The suburbs offer some of the better county schools as well as lower property taxes and area statistics also show a lower crime rate as well. Commuting to SCO may take a few more minutes, perhaps as much as 25 minutes, but your family's needs will determine which area is the best for your choice. We just closed on a property for a client who attends SCO, and they purchased in Harbor Town...which is only minutes from SCO and right on the river downtown...rather than the suburbs. We would be happy to discuss the suburbs with you or Harbor Town and we can easily email homes to you in various areas for you to review. Please visit our website http://www.Bluffcityrealestate.com to get all of our contact information. You can also use our MLS home lookup feature to lookup homes on your own if you like.
Connie & Don
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