I have been an active real estate broker for many, many years and what has always been interesting to me is how fluid the real estate market is! It seems the market can never be all things to all people. At times, there are too many homes on the market and not enough buyers. A lot of qualified buyers but not many homes for sale. Houses rising in price and interest rates on the rise. Banks are not lending.
There are so many variables to contend with, it is easy to get discouraged. You have to be flexible and aggressive. You are competing with a lot of other buyers. just like you that want to buy a home. It is not unusual, in this tight market, to make several offers before your offer on a home is finally accepted. Owning your home is one of the best investments you can make.
Be patient, be aggressive and soon you will be a homeowner!