Home Wish List: I Want Vs. I Need

Home wish list

When starting to look for a home, it is important to take some time to investigate which features are most important for you. Make some priority lists like a home wish list as well as an "I need" list.

These can serve as a guide for your Real Estate Agent, help keep you on track with your search for homes and aid in making a decision between two or more favorite properties you have your eye on.

Read through the following attributes and features and then organize them according to the following:

Most Important Home Features:
List your five most important home features in order.

Preferred But Could Do Without:
List five in order.

Least Important:
List the five that mean the least to you in order (least to lesser).

Attributes/Features & What To Look For When Buying A Home:

  • AGE: New Construction or older charm & character
  • VIEW: Ocean or Mountain
  • LOCATION: country, city, commute or near beaches
  • NEIGHBORHOOD: consistent or eclectic
  • WEATHER: sunny or foggy
  • YARD: large, small or low maintenance
  • SCHOOLS
  • NOISE: tolerate traffic or absolute quiet
  • BEDROOMS: how many?
  • BATHROOMS: how many?
  • KITCHEN: gourmet or gas stove gas
  • FLOORS:Hardwood or carpet
  • CONDITION: Good, needs cosmetic work or fixer
  • PROXIMITY: Near bus lines, shopping or church
  • OTHER:
    • Garage or carport
    • Closet and storage space
    • Pool/Spa/Hot tub
    • Acreage/ Horse Pastures
    • In law quarters/ legal rental
Lauren Spencer

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