Try to stimulate your vision when looking at a not so perfect bargain
When you come across or when your realtor shows you a property that is a very good bargain but doesn't meet all your needs or desires try to in vision what the property would look like with your own personal touches and maybe a repair here and there. I wouldn't suggest that you think about expensive items or repairs, because that naturally would take away the bargain factor, unless the asking price is so low that even with the expensive item or repair it's still a great deal, but what I am suggesting is that you jump to conclusions without giving it some great thought. Too many times I have seen people walk away from great deals because of quick reactions to thinking and assuming that prices would have been higher without researching . Ask and discuss with your agent, contractors, handyman services and other professionals on what if any options are available. If that is not possible ask people who you trust and respect regarding their opinions or perhaps even if the above options are available , their is never such a thing as too much advice when it comes to buying a home or an investment, especially if is your first venture as a home buyer. Remember never rush into a situation but at the same time keep in mind you never know how long an opportunity will be available or when or if a another opportunity will come along.