Jeff’s Carlsbad Blog for First Time Home Buyers


Looking for a Needle in a Haystack

Posted in House Hunting,What do I Buy? by Jeff Dowler on November 17, 2007

It’s a buyers’ market here in the Carlsbad area…in fact all of San Diego. And that ‘s true in many parts of the country. What that mean for you, a new buyer, is many choices of Carlsbad homes to consider. That may not be true in all price ranges, and if you are at the low end of the price range for our housing market you might not have as much to ponder.

One of the things I sometimes see with first time buyers (and actually other buyers as well) is that they are looking for a needle in a haystack. By that I mean they are seeking something that probably is unrealistic. They want a certain size, features, location and more, but it does not fit the budget. Or they want it all in a certain location where that type of home does not exist, at least for that price.

 They look and look, and while there are homes that meet most of their criteria, there is nothing that has everything that they want. So rather than settle for something that has just about all the features that they need, they decide to continue searching for that needle, unwilling to trade off, or ever-hopeful that what they really want will somehow appear. And they continue to find something wrong with every home they see.

Does that sound like you?

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