This checklist should include the non-negotiable which are the features your home must have, and more negotiable features that you would like your new home to have if possible.

This checklist should include the non-negotiable which are the features your home must have, and more negotiable features that you would like your new home to have if possible.

? We Must Have at least 2 bedrooms, but we would Like to Have 3 bedrooms

? We must have 1 living room, but we would like to have 2 living rooms

? We must have 1 bathroom, but we would like each room to have its own bathroom.

? We don't have to have a fitted kitchen but we would like to have one

? We don't have to have a covered patio, but it would be nice to have

? We must have 1 garage, but would prefer to have 2 garages

? Then consider if there are any additional must-haves on your list.

? Like space and location, for example. We must have space for a veggie garden, and we must be close to a good primary school.

Once you have made your list, you are now ready to browse through those properties for sale with a clearer understanding of what you are truly looking for.

It might be useful to let your estate agent know what?s on your list to narrow down the search for you.