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Home Buying Process - Step Two, Needs & Wants

Thursday, September 2, 2021   /   by Brandy Hemingway

Home Buying Process - Step Two, Needs & Wants

Now that you know what you can afford, you will need to determine your needs and wants within your price range. Some things to consider are:

? Consider your current lifestyle and any future lifestyle changes you foresee making, think long term.

? Select an urban, suburban or rural location that best serves the needs of your evolving lifestyle.

? Choose neighbourhoods in close proximity to the amenities that are most important to you like schools, shopping, entertainment, recreation and transportation.

? Consider your commute times to work, school, friends and family.

? Determine the size of home you require, such as the minimum number of bedrooms, as well as any other space requirements, like room for a home office.

? Understand the home features most important to you, such as additional bathrooms, a garage or a large yard.

? Decide on a property type that suits your lifestyle, needs and finances whether condo, townhouse, single or multi-family home.

If there are two people involved in the decision making process it can be helpful to sit down and separately write out your top 3 most important, "must haves" then compare notes to ensure you are both on the same page. 

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Royal Lepage Network Realty
Robert Gallaway
6-3608 50 Ave.
Red Deer, AB T4N 3Y6

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