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How To Balance Your Needs and Wants as A Homebuyer Nowadays 

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Since the number of Apartments for sale in Addis Ababa is low today, it might feel like a challenge to find one that checks all your boxes. But if you know which features are essential in your next home and which ones are just great bonuses, you can land an Apartment that fits your needs.

So how do you go about creating your list of desired features? The first step is to get full awareness of how much money you have helps you better understand your budget, and that plays an essential role in how you’ll craft your list. After all, it’s clear that you don’t want to fall in love with a home that is too far out of reach.

Once you have a good grasp of your budget, you can begin to list all the features of an Apartment you would like. Here’s a great way to think about them before you begin:

  • Must-Haves – If an Apartment doesn’t have these features, it won’t work for you and your lifestyle (examples: distance from work or loved ones, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, etc.)
  • Nice-To-Haves – These are features you would love to have but can live without. Nice-To-Haves are not dealbreakers, but if you find an Apartment that hits all the must-haves and some of these, it is a contender (examples: a second home office, garage, etc.).
  • Dream State– This is where you can think big. Again, these are not features you will need, but if you find an Apartment in your budget that has all the must-haves, most of the nice-to-haves, and any of these, it’s a clear winner (examples: farmhouse sink, multiple walk-in closets, etc.).

Finally, once you have created your list and categorized it in a way that works for you, discuss it with your best real estate. They will be able to help you refine the list further, coach you through the best way to stick to it and find a home in your area that meets your needs.


Crafting your Apartment search checklist may seem like a small task, but it can save you time and money. It is also one of the keys to being successful in today’s competitive market. 

Let us connect today, on Metropolitan Real estate, which has multiple ongoing projects such as Metropolitan Tower at Bole Rwanda in front of Mamokacha cafe. Metropolitan Central Tower Luxury Apartments are around AU headquarters. Metropolitan Westview Standard Apartments is located at Total Soset Kuter Mazoriya and The Metropolitan Residence is located around Bole Main Road, In front of Mega Building. Contact us with the Ethiopian office: +251973404040 and the USA office: +1480 280 2242. 

SOURCE – Paige Rose 


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