i can recommend a few things in general.
she needs to figure out where her job is located,
how she plans of getting ther each day
and how much commutingtime she is willing to have.
the commute around here is overwhelming at time and in certain directions, it can be the deciding factor in life being great or totally frusterating.
next i can recommend that she gets great realtor that will help her look at rentals, the housing market here is intense to say the least. when i moved here 2 years ago it took me 6 full weeks of looking for a house as a full time 40-50 hour a week job to get a place to rent. the cost are very high and neighborhoods can change a huge amount from block to block. it is so nice when someone has the tools to do a search in mere minutes with all your needs and then arrange for you to look at them all in one fun afternoon.
i just had to move again, so pissed. but i went back to the same lady and she actually found me a better place in just 4 days, i am in total shock, she knows the area soo well. totally a hoot to work with, charges the renter NOTHING. she can do the rental and the purchasing search
tell her some crazy lady with twins sent you