If you're seeing house after house without feeling something click, then here's a little tidbit. You have so much weighing going on in your mind that you may fail to remember this super simple truth that could really make a difference. You have your list of must-haves and you have your really-wants but don't let this one thing stop you from pouncing on a home that might just be perfect for you.
The layout that the house happens to have during your tour is not set in stone! Besides certain specific rooms with fixed purposes — say, the kitchen and the bathroom — most other rooms are pretty flexible. Probably more that you'd think.
That means, if you have your heart set on a sunny front room to serve as your office, you can have it! If you want your bedroom in the quiet back portion, that's your call. It might take a little extra effort, but when you're juggling so many factors, it's just one more thing that might NOT be a deal breaker after all. Try to really see each room for what it is: a blank slate waiting for you to make it work for you.
So tell us: how'd you change your house around after you moved in?