Smart Moves for Seniors

An Open Resource and Meetingplace for Seniors Thinking About Moving On With Their Lives and provided by Lois Patton, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Certified Buyer Representative with Albany Realty Group, Albany, New York. Also visit us at or call 518-459-4564.

Friday, June 02, 2006

What are your needs vs. your wants? Your needs are the "must haves" and the things you cannot do without, whereas your wants are the optional things you would like to have, but which you do not really have to have, or perhaps you could delay in getting them. For example, you may know that you "must have" a Ranch style house, and that it must have a large or small yard, depending on your interests. You may want a pool or a deck, but you really could do without either or could delay having one or the other. Its important to sort each of your concerns out so that you are clear on whether they are real needs or just wishes which you do not absolutely have to have at the moment.

It takes a bit of thought to really sort out the needs from the wants. Give youself some space and time to think each area through so that you become clear on which is which. Once you are clear on your needs and your wishes or wants, you will be in a much better position to move ahead with your thinking. Sometimes it helps to talk with a trusted friend about this, and they can give you some good insights and perspectives as well. We here also can help by asking key questions that may help to clarify your needs or wants and we would be glad to hear from you with any questions you may have.

Have a good day!


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