Jim Maloof/RealtorCREATE YOUR WANTS AND NEEDS

Every home purchase involves compromise. Prioritize your wants and needs before beginning your search. Utilize the checklist on the next page to help you with that process.

Key things to consider

Location, Location, Location!

  • Schools
  • Transportation
  • Neighborhood amenities (shopping, dining, parks)

When choosing an area, drive or walk the neighborhood at various times of the day/evening. Stop and talk to neighbors for the inside scoop on the area.

Type of Home

  • Single Family
  • Condominium
  • New Construction
  • Gated Community

Features

  • Garage
  • Flooring
  • Fireplace
  • Yard Size

Be sure to consider resale value and your daily routine when you begin searching.

Home Buying Wish List

Close your eyes and visualize your dream home. Where is it located? What does it look like? Decide what you must have and what you would like to have. For example, you may need 3 bedrooms but would like to have 4. Determine your deal breaker issues; for example, if the home does not have a basement, you will not consider it. Define the 3 most important factors to you. 

 

 

BEDROOMS
Number of Bedrooms   
Master Bedroom Location   
BATHROOMS
Number of Full Baths   
Number of Half Baths   
DINING ROOM
  
BASEMENT
Finished/Unfinished  
LAUNDRY
Location   
GARAGE
Attached/Detached   
Number of Cars   
WANTS
Fireplace   
Appliances   
Specific School Dist   
Close to Recreation   
Specific Lot Size/Acreage   
Cul-de-sac   
Home Office  
Open Concept  
Deck/Patio  
Granite Countertops  
Hardwood Floors  
Pool  
Fenced-in Yard  
Other