Hello Matthew, this is Patty Barron again with Keller Williams. Moving forward is within your grasp with your stated credit report card. It seems that you have only to get your pre-approval with a strong, reputable lender, ( the info is updated every 90 days) narrow your market to where you are open to living, choose a REALTOR that you trust and at least begin the search and the education about home buying on the MLS.
I can set you up to receive every new house listed that meets the criteria that you state that is important to you and your family. Since you want to be in your new home for the holidays, we are only a few months away from actually touring homes that will meet your housing goals! As I stated earlier, I have homes in my market area that meed your stated criteria. It is almost mid July, it is not too soon be begin the process at least on line
Let me know how I can be of help to you, Matthew
Patty Barron, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty