The property you buy will be much more that a house; it will be
your home. The following questions can help you describe the
things that are most important to you in your ideal home and
1. For some people, "home" means a hub of
social activity; for others it might be a place to
retreat from the pressures of daily life.
What does "home" mean to you?
2. Who will be living in your household? Will you
often have other family members or friends
visiting for more than a few days at a time?
3. If you will be working outside the home, what
would you consider a comfortable commute (in
time or distance)? Will you be working at home?
4. What are the most important activities for the
members of your household? For example,
hobbies, recreation, school, entertaining, religious
or cultural activities.
5. What are one or more features you liked most
about homes you have lived in previously? This
might include: style, floorplan, yard, view and
6. What is something you disliked about the house
or neighborhood where you have lived previously,
and that you would want to avoid in your next
7. What are the most important "must have"
features of your ideal home and neighborhood?
Why are they important?