When buying a home, it is important to know what you are looking for and what you are able to finance. Making a list is a simple way to lay out the necessities while searching for a property and determining what you can’t live without versus what you desire. This can be done by making a multi-columned list that outlines desires, needs and obstacles. If you are purchasing a home with someone else, it can be beneficial to each make your own list to avoid confrontation, and then share them to make compromises.