Not to mention the underwater stones that can and should be expected with any real estate purchase, such as owner delinquencies transferred to the property - the bane of existence of every buyer, issues with the title, hidden defects, leaking roofs, asbestos materials and bad plumbing that are not reflected in the price.
If you have followed the market sooner or later you might get disappointed, frustrated, lose hope and become overly skeptical that you may never be able to find the house of your dreams.
The secret is this: in the world of real estate, you have to think "real"-istic. "Good" is a very relative term. I believe that by asking your question what you mean is "What house should I consider "good"? Maybe there are even opportunities for you that exceed what you consider "good". Or maybe there are good houses that you can't afford. Which, well, is usually the case.
Don't worry. Your dream home does exist. But first, you have to understand what is realistic for you. Before you start looking at properties, before you even browse listings, sit down and put your cards on the table. Talk to a savvy professional who can understand your point of view and guide you in the right direction. There are many wrong paths. But there are also good paths that will help you get what you want and get you there safe.
If you would like to at least talk about all these opportunities, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me. Think about it, at least this is free. Isn't that cool?
I understand this market can be frustrating at times. You have to stay patient and be proactive on your search. As soon as you see a property hit the market immediately schedule a showing. Also, make sure you have a pre-approval at hand. If you need help feel free to contact me. Good luck!