Even with a large standing inventory, significant reduced asking prices and the lowest interest rates since the end of World War II. Buyers are not finding the perfect property, has it ever occurred to them if someone already owns the perfect property why would it be for sale. Let us interject a little reality here...being close is good enough... and worth points (like Horse Shoes & Hand-grenades).
Buy the best available property and be happy with your timing.
Size doesn't matter; hey lets face it contractors need work too, if you find a great location - you can add on, renovate, or even remove as time and money permits you are "a-Head of the game".
As long as the drive by appraisal works who cares?
Perfection is easy...why do we make it so hard:
A man who just died is taken to the local mortuary. He is wearing an very expensive and high quality tailored blue suit.
The mortician is a blonde female and she asks the wife of the deceased man wife how she would like the body to be dressed.
The mortician says that the man does look very distinguished in the blue suit he is already wearing.
His widow, however, says that she always preferred her husband in black, and that she would like him in a black suit.
She gives the Blonde mortician a signed, blank check and says, ‘Spend whatever you need no matter what the cost, but please have my husband in a well tailored black suit for the viewing.’
The woman returns the next day for the viewing and to her delight, her husband dressed in a fabulous black suit. The suit fits him as if it were tailor made.
She says to the mortician, ‘You have done a magnificent job and I’m very pleased and grateful. How much did the suit cost?’
To her amazement, the blonde mortician gives her back the blank check.
‘There’s no charge,’ she says.
‘No, really, I must repay you for the cost of that exquisite black suit!’ she says.
‘Honestly, ma’am,’ the blonde says, ‘it cost me nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband’s size was brought in yesterday shortly after you left, he was dressed in a very attractive black suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a beautifully tailored blue suit instead, and she said it did not make any difference as long as he looked good…
So I just swapped their heads.’
Sorry to be the one to tell you...nothing is perfect, do the best you can.