First Home Buyer - prioritization tool | Long & Foster

Focusing on the Home Features that Matter to You

Finding the right home for the amount you can afford starts with not only understanding your needs and wants but also prioritizing them. What are your must-haves? Nice-to-haves? Deal-breakers? We created a simple, interactive tool to help you.

To start prioritizing, open the topics that matter most to you. Choose your must-haves and drag them onto your top ten list. Pull qualities up or down to rank them, save your list and share it if you’d like.

You've Already Picked 10 Priorities

We suggest focusing on ten, or fewer, house hunting priorities that really matter to you. Remove a few items to add more attributes to your shopping list.

Common Buyer Priorities
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Home office
  • Master suite
  • Man cave
  • In-law suite
  • Accessory apartment
  • Plenty of closets
  • Storage
  • Front desk
  • Fitness room
  • Bungalow
  • Cabin
  • Cape Cod
  • Colonial
  • Cottage
  • Craftsman
  • European
  • Farmhouse
  • Modern
  • Ranch
  • Traditional
  • Near green spaces
  • Close to trails
  • By the water
  • In the mountains
  • Close to nightlife
  • Close to a golf course
  • With great dining
  • Near family in
  • Near friends in
  • With plenty of shopping
  • In the countryside
  • Near my job in
  • New construction
  • Move-in ready
  • Cosmetic updates
  • Complete renovation
  • Low maintenance
  • Turnkey
  • car garage
  • Big Yard
  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Barn
  • Acres
  • Good schools
  • GreatSchools rating of
  • Parks & playgrounds
  • Low crime
  • Families nearby
  • Close-knit neighborhood
  • Quiet Streets
  • Cul de sac
  • A WalkScore of
  • Near the airport
  • City buses
  • Subway
  • Commuter rail
  • Highway Access
  • Low taxes
  • Rental potential
  • Must be under $
  • Payments under $
  • Contingent on financing
  • Contingent on the sale of my current home
  • Close before
  • Close after
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