During the excitement of shopping for and buying a home, it’s important to have your priorities clearly organized. This will help you and your agent find promising homes, narrow down the options and choose the one that’s right for you. To help you do this, we’ve created a template for a homebuying wish list! You can separate your list into needs, wants and wishes, with needs being must-haves, wants as key factors but not necessities and wishes as nice-to-haves.

Home Size

  • Price range
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Other rooms
  • Number of floors

Location

  • Close to work
  • Close to school
  • Close to health care
  • Close to shopping
  • Close to parks/recreation
  • Close to transportation
  • Close to entertainment
  • Other

Neighborhood

  • No traffic
  • Quiet
  • Younger neighbors
  • Older neighbors
  • Child-friendly
  • Pet-friendly
  • Walkable to amenities
  • Street lighting
  • Other

Schools

  • Close to home
  • Good reputation
  • Small class size
  • Solid curriculum
  • Other

Home Systems

  • Central air conditioning
  • Forced-air heat
  • Oil heat
  • Baseboard heat
  • Floor heat
  • Wood stove
  • Fireplace
  • Copper plumbing
  • Solar power
  • Security system
  • Home automation
  • Cable
  • Satellite dish
  • High-speed internet
  • Other

Exterior

  • Garage
  • Walk-out basement
  • Driveway
  • Deck
  • Screened porch
  • Fenced yard
  • Garden
  • Pool
  • Other

Interior

  • Open floor plan
  • Wood flooring
  • Carpet
  • Mudroom
  • Laundry room
  • Finished basement
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Game room
  • Office
  • Theater
  • Walk-in closet
  • In-law suite
  • Other

When you’re ready to start the homebuying process, make sure you get preapproved for home financing first! Get in touch for a free consultation and same-day preapproval and to learn about your mortgage options.

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