If you can visit, before you decide, that would be preferable.
If you would like, I can e-mail "possibles"; just send your parameters.
Also, you should get Pre-Approved; I can recommend.
Inventory is low, but there are a lot of good buys.
Contact a Broker in the Washington area you feel good about, and have him/her run some interference...many Brokers work with referral Agents and Brokers in other areas/states. For example, one Client was recently put in touch with an Agent in Davis, CA and was able to make an offer and buy a property for his college student to live in. You will want a local Realtor on the ground in CA to help you with the ins and outs of that areas' Real Estate Law and procedures. You may be able to use a Lender in Washington, which could also be a benefit to you.