I am going to be moving to the Spokane area soon and I really want to buy a house there. I am in the Marines and going to be staioned there at least 3 years. I have found quite a few homes in my price range but I was wondering what the neighborhoods are like? I have also been told to stay away from certain areas due to crime etc.
So my questions are:
1. Are there certain areas in town to stay away from when buying a home?
2. Which areas offer affordable homes for first time buyers in good neighborhoods?