Wants And Needs Wishes And Must Haves

Dated: 01/10/2016

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Dreaming of owning a new home?  

Visualize, make a plan and take action.  

Most home buyers have a pretty good idea of what type of home they are dreaming about.  Illustrating that vision and idea to your Realtor*/Guide is another story.


Create a home buying checklist of the features that you want and need and determine what is feasible, staying realistically in the budget of course. 

 I've created a basic check list to get you started.  Print them out, add features and ideas that arise while filling out the starter list.

Send it back to your realtor or agent and see how you move to the top of their list. 

House Hunting Checklist

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum Bedrooms 1 2 3 4 5+

  • Minimum Bathrooms 1 2 3 4 5+

Minimum Size ________________ sq. ft.

Features (Circle and check must-haves, check nice-to-haves, and cross off things you don’t want.)

  • Structural

☐ Garage 1 2 3 car  

☐ Single Story

☐ Multiple Stories

☐ Basement

  • Exterior Features

☐ Deck

☐ Porch/Sunroom

☐ Patio

☐ Pool

☐ Fenced-In Yard

☐ Hot Tub

☐ Gardens/Landscaping Interior Features

☐ Hardwood Floors

☐ Open Concept

☐ Granite Countertops

☐ Laundry Room

☐ Finished Basement

☐ Handicap Accessible Heating and A/C

☐ Energy Efficient

☐ Central A/C

☐ Fireplace

☐ Wood Stove

☐ Forced Air Heat

  • Location

☐ Waterfront ☐ Views ☐ Quiet Street ☐ Cul-de-Sac ☐ Strong Schools ☐ Walking score

  • Neighborhoods/Zip Codes

☐ ________________ ☐ ________________ ☐ ________________ ☐ ________________ ☐ ________________ ☐ ________________

Have fun making the list.  Be confident.  Work with your Realtor (hope it's me!!) and find that little gem you've been building in your mind.

Need a little extra help?    

First Time Home Buyers Guide  

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J Steven Opp

J Steven is a proud native Coloradoan born and raised here in Denver. His love for this city is reflected with his Denver history page on Facebook “Old Images of Denver”. Steve serving in the Colo....

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