Hi "Young professional," this may add to the already overloaded gusher of information your question elicited, but you asked for it... While any of the professionals on this site (and even those not on this site), can do a fine job for you in finding a house, some can even help in financing a house, but given your already "confirmed" ability to buy, if you're looking for a little advice and/or direction on how to proceed, the first step would be to get informed about the things that matter to you the most, and let the professionals (you choose) guide you through those that are no less important, but tedious to say the least. If you emphasize the top range in price you're considering, you may want to explore this from another vantage -- how much do you want to pay monthly (versus how much you can afford to pay), those two numbers are not necessarily the same.
As for where and what you'll wind up buying, take it slow, prices are fairly stable presently, and banks not as flexible with certain lending requirements, but you're in a very good position. I said something similar to an investor not too long ago, "you have the money," and sellers abound, so don't jump on the first house that "seems" to meet most of your conditions, but do move quickly and prepared on the one that is your top choice, because like you, there are many people looking to buy -- some with ALL CASH!
Talk first with a lender who can evaluate your circumstance(s) without committing with anyone until you're certain that the persons with whom you're dealing are a good match -- almost like finding a "soul-mate," you go through some experiences before you find the right one (maybe). Afterwards, or even in conjunction with that process, you're going to meet up with real estate agents -- many who are as capable as the next fellow, but, just like the other advice, take time to do a little homework, and/or talk enough to determine whether there's a good match or not.
Hope that gives you something to work with... Good luck.