What Does Your Future Home Look Like?

Before you embark on your search for your new home, you need to know what it looks like.

A scroll that reads wish list with 4 items: location, size, amenities, and condition

Many home buyers make the mistake of misinterpreting a WANT as a NEED; and, as a result, they often dismiss homes that perfectly fit their needs in search for one that has their wants. It is important that you make a realistic “Wish List” in an attempt to narrow your choices. Revealing your true priorities to yourself will save you endless time and frustration during your home search. Hunting for a home can be a time-consuming process so it is important to have a realistic picture of what you want and need in a home and what your budget allows.

Please complete this “Wish List” by determining which features and benefits are needs or wants. This will help you prioritize and expedite your search and will also help us serve your needs better during your home search.

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Creating Your Home Wish List

Financial Needs Wants
Price of home
Monthly payment
Location Needs Wants
What city/town?
Urban, suburban or rural?
School District?
Distance to work? Commute time?
Distance to school/family/friends?
Type of Neighborhood?
Proximity to airport, retail, parks,…?
Access to freeways, public transp,…?
Waterfront, views, power lines, RR…?
Quiet street, cul-de-sac,…?
Walking neighborhood, to retail,…?
Style and Structure Needs Wants
Style/stories: ranch, 2-story, split entry…?
Single-family, condo, townhome,…?
Age: historic, new, range of years built?
Basement: Y/N, walkout, finished?
Garage: attached? # stalls/cars/doors?
Floor Plan Needs Wants
Number of bedrooms?
Number of bathrooms?
Total square feet?
Finished square feet?
Traditional or open floor plan?
Ceiling height?
Formal/informal dining room?
Kitchen size? Eat-in kitchen?
Appliances: dishwasher, disposal…?
Updated kitchen, granite, SS appliances?
Living room and family room?
Master suite/bath?
Interior Features & Amenities Needs Wants
Flooring: hardwood, tile, carpet…?
Fireplace?
Office/den?
Playroom? Rec room?
Exercise room? Sauna?
Workshop/studio?
Walk-in closets?
Storage room/space?
Whirlpool bath?
Laundry room/location: main floor?
Porch: 3 or 4-season, sunroom?
Security system?
In-law suite?
Handicap accessible?
Heating & A/C Needs Wants
Energy efficient?
Forced air heating?
Central air conditioning?
Fireplace: wood, gas?
Woodstove?
Exterior Features & Amenities Needs Wants
Lot size?
Type of lot: wooded…?
Extra parking?
Landscaping, garden?
Sprinkler system?
Patio, sidewalk?
Deck, porch?
Pool: in-ground/above ground?
Hot tub?
Shed, pole barn?
Fenced-in yard?
Association maintained?
Other Needs Wants
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to the National Association of Realtors:
In 2016, buyers typically searched for 10 weeks and looked at a median of 10 homes.

“My job is not to show you every house on the market. My job is to show you the right house.”

Ryan Bretzel
Keller Williams Premier Realty
612-750-4887

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