Identifying Your Needs and Wants

10 Easy Steps to Home Ownership

Step #3
After your lender has determine how much home you can afford, its important to identify your needs and wants in a home prior to searching for the home. Some important items to identify include:

  • Where do you want your home located
  • How many bedrooms and baths are required
  • Do you prefer a single level or multi-level home
  • Do you require a lot of storage area
  • What size lot/acreage is required
  • Garage size
  • Any special furniture pieces that require extra space

With this information in hand, your Realtor will be able to narrow the search for your perfect home. As you preview homes, your search criteria may change. Its important to tell your Realtor when your needs/wants change so that your Realtor can select additional homes to meet those needs.

Step #4: Previewing Homes…