How to Create a Wants vs. Needs List (And Why You Should!)

How to Create a Wants vs. Needs List (And Why You Should!)

How can you find the right home without compromising on your budget? Want to know my take on it? Well, here it is.

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.

Secondly, here's a tip for you: 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

Good school district

Reasonable commute to work or school

Access to public transportation

Outdoor space, such as a yard or balcony

Parking availability

Move-in ready condition


Wants are features like: 

Updated kitchen and bathrooms

Open floor plan

Additional living spaces, such as a den or bonus room

Walk-in closets

Energy-efficient appliances or features

Smart home technology

Pool or other recreational amenities

Home office space

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.

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