My name is Martin with Prudential Realty.98% you are right it is hard to find clean house, not close to appt.
and under 500K, but still possible I understand you are serious but I have to no how aggressive and ready you are, Me and my company has lots of listings sometimes even we don't have chance to put in the market.
Any way in you conveniences, for more details and consultation please feel free contact me@ 818-842-SOLD, take care
Thank you for your question.
Your post covers a large area. If I were your Realtor I would ask you to outline your priorities, needs versus wants, and develop a plan to help you find the right property. Even in a declining market, some buyers have expectations that have "yet to arrive".
OTOH, the 80/20 rule applies, and approx. 80% of listings are overpriced given the market, so it is not necessarily your Realtor. You need to agree to WORK together as a team in order to persuade over-priced sellers to be realistic.
Has your Realtor refused to show you listings? Refused to submit offers?
Do not confuse the market for your own expectations. We do not MAKE the market, we WORK IN IT>
The areas you mentioned are the areas I work with on a daily basis. I assume you have an agent since you indicate you have seen everything there is to see.
Do not get discouraged. The home buying process can take some time. New properties come on the market all the time.
The relationship between a buyer and agent needs to benefit both parties. I don't want to waste my time either. Call or e-mail me with your info so that I can confirm your criteria. Once confirmed, I will help you find the property you are looking for.
There are numerous homes under $500K. I can send you a list if you like.