Now that you’ve likely spent a fair amount of time in your home, you’ve probably come to realize how much you like or dislike some of the features in it. For example, those stairs you climb a dozen times a day – maybe you’d rather not have stairs in your next home. Or perhaps that yard you initially thought you could do without now is a necessity in your next abode.
If you’re planning to buy a new home in the coming months, it’s time to evaluate the features of your current home to determine what’s working for you now and what isn’t. Here are a few questions to ask yourself that will help you create a wish list of features you’d like to have in your next house.

What Features Are Working And Which Ones Aren’t 

  • Rate your current home on a scale of 1-10
  • What’s your favorite feature in the home?
  • Which one do you like the least?
  • Are you good with the style of home or
    do you want something different?

How Do You Feel When You’re At Home?

  • Do you have enough room or too much?
  • Does the floorplan suit your lifestyle?
  • Are there enough bathrooms and bedrooms?
  • What about the number of levels?
  • Is there enough natural lighting in the home?

How Do You Feel About The Outside Of Your Home?

  • Do you enjoy spending time in the outdoor
    spaces of your home?

  • Do you like taking care of a yard or would you
    prefer to not have to do yard maintenance?

  • What about curb appeal? Does your home have

  • How Do You Feel About The Outside Of
    Your Home?

  • Is it difficult maintaining the exterior of your
    home? Do you mind doing tasks like painting,
    staining, etc.?

How Well Do You Connect With Your Neighbors And The Surrounding Community?

  • Are you happy with your neighborhood? Do you
    get along with your neighbors and is the
    neighborhood walkable? Is it close to the
    amenities you use?
  • How far do you have to travel to the grocery
    store or other important appointments?
  • Is your commute time acceptable?
  • Are you happy with the types and number of
    activities in the community?