I don't work the area, but I have their MLS.
Your are right tons of great deals.
Here is what you need to do- in order.
Go find a lender if you know one.
If you don't know a lender, call me and I can recommend a good one I use with my customers (I don't make a penny on this - just someone I enjoy recommending as she has helped me and my customers often.)
Get approved so you know what can spend.
This might take a week.
Next find a Realtor - soon you will have several locals reply here.
look at their web sites, read profiles and pick out three - agree to meet with them individually for 1/2 hour. Have some questions - ask all three the same questions - note answers.
Pick one and Stick with them, they can save you a ton of time, and wasted money. They can tell you if the price is correct (via CMA). If you pick good looking for a home will be fun and you will make a friend.
They can find the right neigh hood - where young folks like yourselves live.