While looking for homes in the San Francisco Bay Area you need to keep in mind the age of the specific home and what you think could be done to make it more perfect for you. Sometimes there are cosmetic changes that can be done after the purchase. Perhaps these are changes that can be done right away, or perhaps they are changes that you gauge as part of a long term renovation. Good examples of these types of things are: adding pocket doors, sliding closet doors, replacement of single paned windows, updating electrical and plumbing. Each one of these things is something that can be changed once you live in the home without too much trouble to you, the homeowner, and also allows you to customize the home to be exactly what you want it to be. Just keep in mind when looking for your perfect home that no home is actually going to be perfect - always look for the potential in a home and plan the changes you’d like to make once you have it. Remember this is for cosmetic changes, and upgrades to systems. You may also consider a major addition or renovation, and that will require that you evaluate a potential home with another set of criteria. Also remember that your REALTOR® is a great resource for finding contractors and supply stores that may have the tools you need to fix up the small cosmetic changes that you’d like to make. For more info on Bay Area homes and how to find your perfect home please give me a call at 650-399-5505 or check out my website at www.MaryAnnT.com.