Welcome to Memphis and the surrounding area!! I have family in Sacramento (all are teachers/prof. on the college level - you might know them).
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.