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Needs vs. WANTS Choosing

Needs vs. WANTS Choosing the right home, the perfect neighborhood, the ideal floor plan – it can become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Getting your thoughts down on paper may be a constructive way to help channel your ideas. Think about the most important factors you’re considering and list them in one of two categories: needs and wants. Creating a list of “needs” and narrowing down the “wants” will help you prioritize the features as you consider and view potential homes. Keep in mind that you may have to compromise on the “want” items to stay within your budget. To the right is an example of a typical “needs vs. wants” list. On the next page of this guide, you’ll find a checklist to help you organize your thoughts. NEEDS • Good Location with Highway Access • Features in Good Condition • Appliances Included • Light Fixtures in all Rooms • Spacious Family Room • Large Master • Unfinished Basement • 1-2 Car Garage • Low Maintenance Landscaping WANTS • Pool/Community Pool • Hardwood Floors, Tile, Granite • Stainless Steel Appliances • Upgraded Lighting Fixtures • Large Bedrooms • 5 Piece Master Bath • Finished Basement • 3 Car Garage • Large Yard • Backs to Open Space

Home CHECKLIST What features do you absolutely need in your new home? The checklist below will help you prioritize and evaluate your needs and wants. We can use this form to help you find the ideal home. ITEM NEED WANT Location Eat-in Kitchen Living Room Family Room Attached Garage Pool/ Community Pool Spa Gated Community Lake Community Recreational Facilities Style Age Living Area Square Footage # Bedrooms # Baths

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