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Creating a Wishlist for Your Next Home

If you have been like many Americans and have spent quite a few weeks inside your home, you have gained a new familiarity with it. You have a better understanding of what works and what really drives you mad. If you were looking to move before the pandemic hit and you still want to do this once the timing works out, then take some time to see what is working and what is not in your current home and use this to make a wishlist for your next home. Some of the questions that you should ask when you are ready to move include:

What is working for you and what is not?

Consider what you think is working right now in your home. Start by going from a scale of 1 to 10 to rank how much your home is right now. List out the best and the worst quality of your home. Do you like the style of your home or would you prefer a different type of style in your new home? Walk through the home and decide which room is your favorite and why you like to spend time there. You can start from anywhere with the new home so be serious about what you like and what you would want to avoid in a new home. 

How do you feel when you are at home?

The next thing to consider is whether your home feels comfortable and homey to you or not. Do you feel like your current home has too much space, just enough, or too little? What is the layout of your home and do you like that layout or will go with something else? Are you a fan of a single-story or a multi-story home? If you switch from a ranch style to a multi-story home, then consider whether you can handle the stairs in the new area. 

This is just the start. Consider whether you like the number of windows in the home (is it too sunny or too dark), do you like some of the finishes in the current home or would like something different. Has there always been a specialized room in a home you have always wanted but isn’t in your current home? Write these ideas down. 

The outside of your home

You should consider some of the outside space of the home. If you do not have a yard or much outdoor space, do you like this or would you like a little more space? If you have a large yard that is hard to take care of, then you may want to consider a smaller yard. Consider the curb appeal of the home and some of the improvements that you could make. Do you have enough parking for all of your cars and is there a lot of upkeep required for the outside?

How is the neighborhood?

Think about the kind of neighborhood you would like to be in. Do you like the current neighborhood you are in or is there something you would change? Are there enough activities around you, is the commute a good distance from your work, and how far is it to travel to get groceries or other things that you need? If you have kids, you may want to consider looking for an area that has parks and other children as well. If you are older, you may want to be in a different type of neighborhood. Consider what is important in the neighborhood where you want to live and look for homes that are in this area. 

Find The Right House with Wendy Gimpel

There are many options available to you when it comes to houses. Once you have compiled your list of ideas, contact Wendy Gimpel Real Estate for help finding the perfect house for you and your family. She has worked in the business for several years and understands the home-buying process in and out.

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