Your Property Wish List

While your opinions on the type of home you want to own may change during the homebuying process, use this easy checklist to help you set your prioritize and make the shopping process less time consuming.

How close do you need to be to (a) public transportation _____ (b) schools _______ (c) airport ___________ (d) expressway _________ (e) neighborhood shopping________ (f) other________.

What neighborhoods would you prefer?

What school systems do you want to be near?

What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer?

Do you want a one story or two-story house?

How old a home would you consider?

How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?

Do you have special facilities or needs that your home must meet?

Do you require a fenced yard or other amenities for your pets?

Prioritize each of these options into

Must have

Would Prefer

Yard (at least_________)


Garage (size________)






Bedrooms (number_________)


Bathrooms (number_________)


Family room


Formal living room


Formal dining room


Eat-in kitchen


Laundry room








Spa in bath


Air conditioning


Wall-to-wall carpet


Hardwood floors




Light (windows)




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Courtesy of Kristi Shoup and Tina Donhoff, Realtors®, REALTOR®