Are you ready to take the plunge and buy your dream home? Whether you are engaged, in a common-law relationship, married, have kids, or are single, one of the first steps for this adventure is developing a wish list. It is important to know what it is that you are looking for and for your realtor to know to ensure that they show you the right listings.
Set aside some time, grab a pen and a piece of paper, and begin writing out your ‘needs’ and ‘wants.’
Are you looking for certain exterior finishes?
Do you want an open concept floor plan to be able to watch your young ones while cooking dinner?
Do you want a master bedroom on the main floor or the second floor?
Should it have an ensuite?
His and hers walk-in closets?
Are you looking for vaulted ceilings?
Do you want a finished basement?
A home office?
This is your dream home and you deserve to get some of the things you want. But, in the words of the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want” – unless of course, you have an unlimited budget.
Unfortunately, that is not the case for the majority of us and we need to be somewhat realistic when it comes to affordability and location. In other words, do not expect to get an acre of land and be a minute from the downtown core. Try ranking your list with your non-negotiables towards the top.
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