Craig, many Victor Valley areas offer lovely views, the best is subjective, like who has the best french fries. It really depends on what you want to look at. From my house I can see lights from the night skiing in the winter. I love my view but I also like to see views from other directions too.
Did you look at an FHA 203K?It's a fixer loan. They may consider that.
Just keep being great. This market will change and you will still have a business.