You can always do a lease option which would provide you time to assess the area you are living and acquaint yourself with other areas in the valley that might be more appealing. This is not a bad idea.
Secondly, as Canadians, I have sources available for financing you. I am currently working with another gentleman and I have placed him with a bank here in the valley t\hat will certainly make a mortgage available to him. Yes, you must qualify, but that is another option and that would allow you if you are famliar with the valley to take advantage of our lower pricing now.
Let me know how I may assist you? What I would like to know is your type of home you are looking for size as well as location preference. Also price points and to know you have a down payment.
Now, the type of home would be single familiy residence, or condo, or mfg home. Would you prefer something in a normal residential area or in a gated community. Do you play golf and would that be a consideration. The more info you can provide will be extremely helpful to me in bringing up some listings for you to view. Once I have a better idea of your desires, the easier it is to find just the right one for you.
Thanks for allowing me to share and I look forward to hearing back from you!