So even though we have our moments like yesterday where we really miss Augusta, we have no doubt that where we are hoping to settle very soon is the exact place God wants us to be for this next season of life. Which brings me to the point of this post. Something I wanted to write about during our house search is the importance of having a list of must-haves and being on the same page about it if you are purchasing a home with your spouse. Buying a home is a huge financial investment, and you want to make sure you both are going to be happy with it before you sign on the dotted line. Get all of your expectations out there, and then over time you can identify what is a need vs. a want.
We actually didn't make a physical list of our must-haves before we started looking at houses, but Kyle and I talked about our wish list several times before the process began. As you start to look at houses too, some new things will make it on the list that you didn't know were important to you before, like in our case with Kyle wanting the Master Bedroom to be on the main floor. With that in mind, our list is still pretty fluid, but here is what Kyle and I have been looking for in potential future houses.