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Wants vs. Needs Checklist



There is a lot to consider when buying your new home or next home. You want to make sure that you get the BEST house for YOU and YOUR FAMILY. Choosing the right home, the right neighborhood, the perfect layout - it can become overwhelming. It doesn't have to be if you journal your thoughts and think about what the most important factors you want in your new home are.

In your journal, include a list of "wants vs. needs" in a new home. This doesn't mean you can't have what you want in your home, but rather that you have a priority list of the most important features. You may not be able to obtain all the "want" items on your list, within your budget. You may have to compromise on a few items to stay in line with your budget. Here is a review of "wants vs. needs":
Wants
-Specific carpeting, paint, exterior color
-Pool
-Jacuzzi
-Hardwood floors, tile, carpet
-Bay windows
-Built-in entertainment center
-Brass lighting fixtures
-Skylights
-A pretty view
Needs
-Adequate square footage for comfortable living
-Sufficient bedrooms for your family
-Sufficient bathrooms
-Comfortable eat-in kitchen
-Backyard for children's or pet's play area
-Easy access to school
Feel free to download and use the PDF worksheet below to brainstorm on what are the most important things to have in your new home. This can be a great exercise to help you organize. You can even email your worksheet to us to help us find the best home for you!
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