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Step 1: Wants vs. Needs

Here’s what you do: Get some notebook paper or a legal pad, and a pen (or any other note application of your preference). These items will be useful to you during the entire home buying process. Once you have the ability to make notes on everything important that comes into your mind, you are ready to go.

Armed with your new note taking system, let’s start with determining your NEEDS and WANTS:

NEEDS are things you absolutely require in your new home.

WANTS are things you’d really like to have in your home, but can live without them, if necessary.

To help you understand, here are some examples:

  • We NEED 4 bedrooms
  • We NEED a metal roof
  • We NEED an energy efficient home
  • I WANT a garden tub in the Master Bathroom
  • I WANT a built-in Entertainment Center
  • I WANT hardwood floors
  • I WANT a game room with a pool table

Have questions regarding your Pre-purchase Planning?

We can help with that. Feel free to contact a sales representative at any point in time for assistance. Once you finalize your NEEDS and WANTS, you’ll be ready for the next step.