To help focus your house hunting, it’s important to make a wants vs. needs list of your very own. So grab a pen and paper or your phone and favourite note taking app and let’s get started!


Needs are the non-negotiable features; the features you simply must have in your next home.


Needs will look more like:

▪️ Enough square footage for you and your family 

▪️ Sufficient bedrooms and bathrooms 

▪️ First floor primary bedroom 

▪️ Close proximity to work and school 

▪️ Attached two-car garage 

▪️ Grassy yard for children’s or pet’s play area.


Wants are the ones you’d like to have, but you can add or change down the road.


Wants will look more like:

▪️ Specific paint or exterior colour

▪️ Pool, jacuzzi or other exterior water feature

▪️ Specific carpet, hardwood or tile

▪️ Granite kitchen counter tops

▪️ Walk-in shower or double bathroom vanity in primary bedroom 


Don’t feel like your first draft has to be your final draft. AND above all else, remember you can’t change the lot, location or the price you paid so spend a good amount of time thinking through those three before moving on.


Pre-approval and wants vs. needs checklist in hand? Give us a call and let’s find you the 2022 home of your dreams!


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