Needs vs. Wants


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Learn how your agent can help you assess your needs and wants so you can purchase the right home at the right price.

Separating your must-have features from the ones you can live without

Just as you wouldn’t set out to buy the Thanksgiving Day groceries without a list, you shouldn’t start looking at houses before you know for sure what you want and need in a home.

Focus your home search early on by writing out the features your new house absolutely must have, and those features that, while nice to have, are not necessarily deal breakers.

You can start by asking yourself the following questions:


Knowing your budget will help you decide which of your desired home features should stay on your shortlist. Here are the two factors to consider:


Some home buyers are willing to compromise on location, and for others location is everything. To determine how important it is to you, answer these questions:

The basics

These are the features every prospective home buyer must consider. Determine which ones you’re dead-set on, and which ones could go either way:

Special features

Although special features are less important than the basics, most home owners have at least a few they’re not willing to compromise on. Find out which are must-haves for you:

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