Home Buying Wishlist

Amid all the excitement involved in buying a house, a home buying wishlist will help to organize your thoughts. It’s helpful to think of your requirements in three columns – needs, wants and wishes. Needs are features that are must-haves. Wants are amenities that may not be must-haves, but are key factors in your decision-making process. Your wish column will help define the gap between the home of your dreams and the home you can afford.

Home Size
  • Price Range
    Bedrooms (min.) 1 2 3 4 5 5+
    Bathrooms (min.) 1 2 3 4 5 5+
    Floors 1 2 3 4
Location
  • Close to Work Need Want Wish
    Close to School Need Want Wish
    Close to Hospital Need Want Wish
    Close to Supermarket Need Want Wish
    Close to Parks/Recreation Need Want Wish
    Close to Restaurants Need Want Wish
    Close to Highways Need Want Wish
    Public Transportation Need Want Wish
    Others:
     
Neighborhood
  • No Traffic Need Want Wish
    Very Quite Need Want Wish
    Yougner Neighbors Need Want Wish
    Older Neighbors Need Want Wish
    Child-Friendly Need Want Wish
    Others:
     
Schools
  • Close to Home Need Want Wish
    Good Reputation Need Want Wish
    Small Class Size Need Want Wish
    Solid Curriculum Need Want Wish
    Others:
     
Home Systems
  • Central A/C Need Want Wish
    Forced Hot Air Heat Need Want Wish
    Oil Heat Need Want Wish
    Baseboard Heat Need Want Wish
    Radiant Floor Heat Need Want Wish
    Wood Stove Need Want Wish
    Fireplace Need Want Wish
    Tankless Water Heater Need Want Wish
    Copper Plumbing Need Want Wish
    Solar Power Need Want Wish
    Generator Need Want Wish
    Security System Need Want Wish
    Home Automation Need Want Wish
    Cable Need Want Wish
    Satellite Dish Need Want Wish
    Fiber Optic Cable Need Want Wish
    Others:
     
Home Features - Exterior
  • Garage Need Want Wish
    Walk-Out Basement Need Want Wish
    Driveway Need Want Wish
    Deck Need Want Wish
    Screened Porch Need Want Wish
    Fenced Yard Need Want Wish
    Gardens Need Want Wish
    Pool Need Want Wish
    Notes:
     
Home Features - Interior
  • Open Floor Plan Need Want Wish
    Wood Flooring Need Want Wish
    Mud Room Need Want Wish
    Laundry Room Need Want Wish
    Finished Basement Need Want Wish
    Eat-In Kitchen Need Want Wish
    Game Room Need Want Wish
    Office Need Want Wish
    Theater Need Want Wish
    Master Bedroom Need Want Wish
    Master Bathroom Need Want Wish
    Walk-In Closet Need Want Wish
    In-law Suite Need Want Wish
    Notes: