BUYING A HOME: WHAT ARE YOUR NEEDS?

Buying a new home is an ideal time to create the list that will enable you to satisfy your needs. When thinking about a new home, you can compare and plan forward from your current residence, while adding new items that have or could become important to you. One must also think about more than just the physical house. Other topics should include garage, parking, yard, community, and overall condition of the property. The following worksheet is designed to get you thinking about your new home from a variety of aspects. In the end, you will have a solid sense of what your new home should look like.

NEED SATISFACTION SURVEY

NEEDS - WANTS - WISHES
(Must Have) (Would Like) (Optional)
1. House
Style: bungalow; bilevel; two storey; four level split; or ___________________
Bedrooms
Living Room
Family (Media) Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Eating Nook
Bathrooms
Front Entry
Back Entry
Den / Offices
Basement
2. Garage / Parking
1 or 2
Attached / Detached
Heated / Insulated
Special Electrical
Extra Car Parking
RV parking
3. Yard / Landscaping
Size
Direction Facing
Shed / Opportunity
Sprinklers
Basic / Developed
Fenced
Back Yard Access
4. Features
Fireplaces (wood / gas)
Air Conditioning
Central Vac
Decks
Patio Doors
Maintenance Free Exterior
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5. Neighbourhood
Street Type
Communities Interested In
Shopping
Transportation
Civic Facilities
Schools
Parks
Churches
6. Special Features - Lifestyle
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7. House Size (Square Feet Above Ground)
Developed
Undeveloped
8. Price Range
Total Cost
Down Payment
Mortgage Amount
Taxes
9. Overall Condition
Needs Paint
Needs Flooring
Doors / Windows To Be Upgraded
Renovations
Basement
Yard
Move Into Condition
10. ABSOLUTE NO’s
House that had pets
Smoker’s House
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