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Building a Home Wish List

Building a Home Wish List

Whether you’re thinking of buying a home soon, or months down the road, you’ll require a carefully considered wish list when the time comes to start your search.

Identifying your needs and wants will help you narrow your options, and make your homebuying journey - which we all know can be stressful - as smooth and efficient as possible.

Are you ready to tackle your dream home wish list? Here’s what to consider.

Think about what you like (and don’t like) about your current home

Be sure to consider size, number of bedrooms, layout, and individual features and amenities.

Consider the location

What’s important for your future neighbourhood? Good schools? Proximity to work, parks, or the airport? You might even name a few communities you already like, but keep an open mind, because you might find a gem where you least expect it.

Separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves

Must-haves are features you can’t live without - maybe things like a garage, three bedrooms, or a fenced yard. Nice-to-haves could be details like a walk-in closet, stainless steel appliances, or a finished attic.

Zero in on your budget

You need to know what you can afford monthly - for your mortgage, bills, and maintenance costs, as well as what you can put toward a down payment and closing costs.

Consult your family

If you’re sharing the house with your spouse, kids, or other family members, consider sitting down and talking through these points together. Everyone should be on the same page before making such a large investment.

Perfecting your wish list before you need it will help your eventual home purchase go more quickly, and easily.

Need some help creating your list or finding properties that match what you’re looking for? Get in touch today...

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