Home Buying: Wish List

We have been covering so much information over the past couple of days, that it can be a bit overwhelming. So, lets go ahead and move forward to the fun part – creating a property wish list.

You may find that your opinions may change over time the more you view and shop for a home, so here is a list to help in prioritizing and in making the shopping less time consuming:

  • How close do you need to be to the following: Public transportation, schools, airport, shopping, other
  • What neighborhoods do you prefer
  • What school systems do you want to be near
  • What architectural style(s) of home do you prefer
  • Do you want a one- or two-story house
  • How old of a home would you consider
  • How much repair or renovation are you willing to do
  • Do you have special facility needs that your home must have
  • Do you require a fenced yard or other amenities

Next you should create a priority list, with taking into consideration some of the following items (as either a must have or a would prefer):

  • Yard (size)
  • Garage (size)
  • Patio/deck
  • Pool
  • Bedrooms (number)
  • Bathrooms (number)
  • Family room
  • Formal living room
  • Formal dining room
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Fireplace
  • Spa in bath
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Hardwood floors
  • View
  • Light – windows
  • Shade