Creating Your Wish List & Getting Ready to Buy

Buying
Here are some questions to consider when developing your wish list – all the key features you want in your new home. We will discuss them with you to ensure we understand your needs.

1. Getting Started

• Why are you moving?
• Do you currently rent or own?
• When would you like to move?
• Do you have pets?

2. Location

• Which neighborhoods interest you?
• What are the characteristics of your ideal neighborhood?
• What is your ideal commute?

3. Home Design

• What size home do you want? (square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, open plan, separate dining room, family room, etc.)
• What type of home are you seeking? (single-family, townhouse, condominium, etc.)
• Do you have a preferred architectural style?
• Are there any specific features you would like in your new home? (fireplace, central air conditioning, washer-dryer, etc.)
• Do you want outdoor space? (back yard, garden, balcony, etc.)
• Do you need off-street parking?
• Do you want a home in move-in condition or are you willing to renovate? If so, to what extent?

4. Finances

• Have you been pre-approved for a mortgage? If so, with whom?
• What is your preferred price range?
• Will anyone else be involved in your buying decision?
• Is there anything else we should know to better assist you?