Deal vs Steal: Why Shopping For Only The Lowest Priced Homes In The Annapolis Real Estate Market Will Drive You Crazy
By Ken Haedrich
Talk to Annapolis area homebuyers these days and you'll often hear this: I don't want just a deal. I want a steal! Realtors expect this sort of brash talk from seasoned investors, but more and more we're hearing it from young couples, first time homebuyers, grandmothers and other nice people who often trip over the words, like they're reciting a script that's at odds with their deeper desires. This inner conflict is understandable: after all, isn't the nightly news a regular smorgasbord of home sale nightmare stories? Aren't there steals now in every town in America? Maybe - but that's not the point. Shopping only for steals - and overlooking the otherwise good deals - tends to create inner conflict, distort priorties and become a single-minded exercise in the absurd. I know agents wh...