How to Create Your Home Buying Wish List

How to Create Your Home Buying Wish List

Buying a home can be an exciting new adventure! At times, it can feel a bit overwhelming as well. This is a huge decision that will impact every facet of your life, and there aren’t many other major life decisions that take require you take your past, present, and future into account.

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If you have owned a home before, you may already have a list of requirements when searching for a new place to call your own. However, as a first time home buyer, you may have no idea where to even begin! Luckily for you, we have a comprehensive list that will set you on the right track. 

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How to Create Your Home Buying Wish ListWhen looking through these questions, jot down your answer. Later, it will be helpful to go back through and separate each item into one of two columns: Must Have or Would Like to Have. For example: Maybe you Must Have 3 bedrooms to accommodate you, your spouse, and the kids, but you Would Like to Have 4 bedrooms for the extra space it would provide. Starting the home buying process with a definitive list of want you need vs. what you want will help your Realtor find the perfect space for your family. Remember that there is a give and take when it comes to real estate. However, if you maintain an open mind and a bit of flexibility, you are sure to find your new dream home. Let the fun begin!

Questions to Ask Yourself:

How many bedrooms are you looking for?

How many bathrooms are you looking for? Full/half?

How many floors? Single level? Two-story?

Which area of town are you interested in? Close to school or work?

Are you hoping for a move in ready home or are you open to renovations?

How large of a yard do you want? Do you need room for pets?

Are you drawn to older or newer homes? Are you open to new construction?

How many square feet do you prefer?

Do you need a lot of storage space? Large closets, attic, basement?

How much garage space (if any) would you like?

Which type of floor plan appeals to you the most? Open floor plan/traditional style?

Do you hope for room to entertain family and friends?

What do you imagine your kitchen to look like? Size/recently updated?

What are some other additions that are important to you? Laundry, spare room, office, fenced yard, patio/deck, fireplace?

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5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
6,055
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
11
Days on Site
1615989
MLS
MAJESTIC ONE OWNER CUSTOM HOME THAT IS BOTH CLASSIC & CASUAL. MULTITUDE OF TERRACES & PATIOS INCLUDING A PRIVATE QUARRY LAKE DRAMATIC FOUNTAIN & WATERFALLS ENTERTAINING WILL BE FUN IN THE...
$2,293,000
Neighborhood: Mockingbird Gardens
5
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
9,136
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1616134
MLS
Located in the highly desirable Mockingbird Gardens neighborhood, this beautiful estate property is situated on one acre of beautifully landscaped and private parklike surroundings. A stately circle...
$2,285,000
Neighborhood: Indian Hills
4
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
6,968
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1616514
MLS
Nestled into a 10+ acre preserve, this fabulous private Stratton Hammon (his last home) designed 4 bedrooms 4 full & 2 half baths gem built in 1991 is ready for its 3rd owner! Be certain to notice...
$1,200,000
Neighborhood: Nutwood
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,427
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1615592
MLS
''LUXURY MEETS RUSTIC'' - 5+ ACRE RETREAT IN ANCHORAGE! Looking for an escape from the ordinary? This 5+ acre property nestled in the trees of Anchorage in much desired Nutwood offers a get away from...
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
4,725
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1615790
MLS
This gorgeous, fully remodeled Glenview home, is tucked away on a private street with beautiful mature trees and large spacious lots. The owners of this French inspired home spared no expense when...
$1,023,000
Neighborhood: Mockingbird Valley
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,351
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
11
Days on Site
1615878
MLS
Beautiful Mockingbird Valley home nestled on 1.69 wooded acres, is just minutes from downtown. A one of a kind, 3300 sq. ft. home was designed by noted Louisville architects Tafel and Schickli....
$990,000
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4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
6,126
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1616274
MLS
Welcome to 1609 Two Springs Place, an elegant 4 bedroom traditional home located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Impeccable trim carpentry and attention to detail is on display throughout the home! Upon...
$930,000
Neighborhood: Deer Park
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,237
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1615811
MLS
Welcome to 1966 Deer Park Ave, where you'll find an unparalleled renovation of a stunning Victorian home in the quintessential Highlands neighborhood of Deer Park. Embrace the Highlands lifestyle...
$895,000
Neighborhood: Cherokee Triangle
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,152
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1616182
MLS
Welcome to 2438 Longest Ave. This home features possibly the best backyard in all of Cherokee Triangle. Perched on a hill overlooking Amelia Place, this 2-1/2 story is gracious and elegant. The...
$890,000
Neighborhood: Locust Creek
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,550
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1616540
MLS
Welcome home to 18713 Brookshade Ln in highly desired Locust Creek! Made for entertaining with over 6,500 sq ft of open, liveable space. Current owners have hosted events for 100. Lavish hardwood...
$839,900
Neighborhood: Hurstbourne Estate
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,015
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1616569
MLS
Welcome to one of Louisville.s most desired neighborhoods. This beautifully renovated home is turn key. Upon entering, you are greeted by a two story foyer. Off of the foyer is a spacious office...
$825,000
Neighborhood: Rock Springs
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,664
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1616039
MLS
Welcome to 5523 Rock Valley Way located in the highly desirable Rock Springs neighborhood in the upscale Reserves section of the neighborhood. This home boast 2 Primary Bedrooms w/private bathroom...

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