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Today’s Wants, Tomorrow’s Needs



Choosing a home can be an emotional experience, so try to have the full picture before you visit open houses. Use these helpful tools to assess your needs and plan for the future.


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  • Identify Your Needs
    Start thinking about your current needs, but also consider how they might evolve – say over the next five years.

  • Ask Yourself These Questions
    1. What does my current home lack?
    2. What are my future home must-haves?
    3. What styles and features top my wish list?
    4. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do I need today and later as my family grows?
    Woman reviewing questions to identify her home needs.

  • Worksheets

    Home Location Worksheet

    Download and complete our Home Location Worksheet to figure out where you want to live and what type of home you want. Once completed, share it with your real estate agent.
    Download Location Worksheet (38KB – PDF)

    Home Features Worksheet

    Streamline your search by downloading and completing the Home Features Worksheet.
    Download Home Features Worksheet (145KB – PDF)

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