Your Home Wish List

What does your future home look like? Where is it located? As you hunt down your dream home, consult this list to evaluate properties and keep your priorities top of mind. You can print this list for reference.

1. Neighborhoods


What neighborhoods do you prefer?

2. Schools

What school systems do you want to be near?

3. Transportation

How close must the home be to these amenities:

  • Public transportation                          
  • Airport
  • Expressway
  • Neighborhood shopping
  • Schools
  • Other

4. Home Style

  • What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer?
  • Do you want to buy a home, condominium, or townhome?
  • Would you like a one-story or two-story home?
  • How many bedrooms must your new home have?
  • How many bathrooms must your new home have?

5. Home Condition

  • Do you prefer a new home or an existing home?
  • If you’re looking for an existing home, how old of a home would you consider?
  • How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
  • Do you have special needs that your home must meet?

6. Home Features

Circle one of the choices: Must Have, Would Like, Willing to Compromise, Not Important 

Front yard                             Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important                        

Back yard                             Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Garage ( __ cars)               Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Patio/Deck                           Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Pool                                        Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Family room                         Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Formal living room             Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Formal dining room           Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Eat-in kitchen                      Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Laundry room                      Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important    

Finished basement            Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Attic                                       Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Fireplace                              Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Spa in bath                           Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Air conditioning                   Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Wall-to-wall carpet             Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Wood floors                         Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important 

Great view                           Must Have             Would Like            Willing to Compromise      Not Important