Perfection can be a four letter word, especially when referring to people. Many clients do tend to 'oversearch' and try to find the one - that perfect house. Houses are designed and built by people, so they will all have issues whether glaring or hidden, that you will have to deal with. This dealing does not mean you will have to 'live with' these flaws however. Frank Lloyd Wright said "if you don't like your environment, change it" and he is right. I truly believe any house can be turned into what you need it to be to live comfortably and happily. Need more bedrooms? Carve one out in the basement or build over the garage! Take your garage and make it into extra living space and build another garage in your yard! Don't like the compartmentalized feel of your house with all of the tiny rooms? Ask an engineer to size a beam to open everything up! In no time you will have the house of your dreams and all of the pains of remodeling will be behind you and forgotten.
If financing such endeavors is the concern, which is understandable, almost everything is online on Youtube or This Old House. It's free vocational school right on your phone! I have done projects that I really knew nothing about but went ahead fearlessly thanks to these resources. This way your labor costs are much smaller, which can be 30-50% of the budget, when hiring contractors.
When searching for your next house, it is important to make a shortlist of the most essential items you need- maybe its 3, 5 or even 10 items of must haves, but some compromise will always be needed to actually buy your house. All to often clients find "the one" on their first day of house hunting but second guess themselves and let it slip away. You must go with your gut. Some compromise is in order from the start so opportunities are not lost while touring the entire housing inventory only to compare everything to the one that got away.
Speaking of housing inventory, Denver is in short supply. For several years now we have had little to look at and in turn, not much bargaining power when purchasing houses. Sellers have an upper hand in saying no to just about all inspection items, if allowing an inspection at all.
Give D Town Listings your short list of must haves and we will use our magic goggles to help you see that a house can be reimagined if need be to fit you and your family's needs. When you are our client you become a friend. And we want our friends to be happy with their homes especially since it is one of the largest purchases of your life.