Wants Vs. Needs Checklist

    Checklist

    There is a lot to consider when buying your new or next home.  You want to make sure that you get the BEST house for YOU. 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 “needs vs. wants” 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.  Below is an example of Wants vs. Needs.

     

     

             

    WANTS
    Specific carpeting, paint or exterior color
    Pool
    Jacuzzi
    Great views
    Bay Windows
    Built-in entertainment center
    Brass lighting fixtures
    Skylights
    VS
     
    NEEDS
    Adequate square footage for comfortable living
    Sufficient bedrooms for your family
    Sufficient bathrooms
    Comfortable eat-in kitchen
    Easy access to schools
    Backyard for children or pet’s play area
    Hardwood Floors, tile, carpet