A new survey by Coldwell Banker sheds some interesting light on the differences between men and women when making the decision to purchase a home.  Certainly aspects such as Square footage, or the number of bedrooms and bathrooms are important considerations for both sexes, however, the survey found that 28% of Women and 25% of men found their feelings about a house becoming a home was more important than the layout, or other more quantifiable aspects of a property.  Men and Women certainly look for different things in a home, but here are some ideas to help you make decisions as a couple when making what could be the most important decision of you life:

  • Each person should come up with a list of a few things that are most important and then come together as a couple to decide on a list of the top three to five things that are important for the home. 
  • When looking for a home, communication is key.  Consider designating a point person for different aspects of the home-buying process, so that information is not delayed or communicated to just one part of the couple.
  • Don’t get too many people involved; typically more people means more stress and what is most important is that the couple is happy with the decisions being made.
  • Don’t forget to have fun! Remember that this home will be the place to build memories and a life together.