How to Create a Wants vs Needs List (and why you should)

How can you find the right home without compromising on your budget?

First, let go of the idea that the perfect home exists. Instead, focus on finding a home that ticks most of your boxes and has the potential to grow with you in the coming years.

Second, prioritize your must-haves and make a list. This way, you can focus on what's important and avoid getting sidetracked by non-essentials.

Must-haves might include things like:

A sufficient number of bedrooms and bathrooms
Adequate square footage
Safe neighborhood
Preferred school district
Reasonable commute to work or school
Access to public transportation
Outdoor space
Move-in ready condition

Wants are features like:

Updated kitchen and bathrooms
Additional living spaces, such as a den or bonus room
Walk-in closets
Energy-efficient appliances or features
Backyard shed
Smart home technology
Pool or other recreational amenities
Architectural features, such as vaulted ceilings or bay windows

But the BIGGEST thing I want you to take away is this: don't be afraid to think outside the box.

Remember, it's okay to look at homes that might need some work to hit your list of must-haves. But with a little creativity, you may just be able to transform it into your dream home over time.

What are your thoughts? Is this something you've asked yourself, and did any of these tips resonate with you? Let me know in the comments!

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