"Surely all the features I want co-exist in something available today...right?"
Many people like houses that are spacious, with room for entertaining, space for kids, large showers, modern wiring and plumbing, location convenient to transportation and downtowns (but not TOO close). But what makes you unique is the ratio of these things, and others, that are right for your family. Maybe you are starting the Palo Alto office for your company and need anything reasonably acceptable by a hard date. Maybe you will compromise on location and price, but not at all on a large yard for your kids. Maybe you’d like neighborhood A but Neighborhood B would be OK as long as it has equivalently great schools and parks.
We will help you understand how your priorities are available in the local market, and how you can save by giving up on things that others value and you do not. We will show you comparable houses that approximate your ideal house, and then highlight the exceptions that make each one of these transactions unique. The Young Platinum Group will help set your expectations and answer your questions about the way things work in this market.