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: Are they located nearby?
  • 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

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Lauren Spencer.

If you have any questions or would like more home buying & selling tips and advice, contact Lauren Spencer, Coldwell Banker Realtor at 1-831-662-6522 or Toll Free: 1-800-226-4717.

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