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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11104 Owl Creek Ln
Louisville, KY 40223
11104 Owl Creek Ln Louisville, KY 40223
1 of 73
$1,500,000
Subdivision: Anchorage
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
4,808
BUILT
1910
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1526979
Kick back and enjoy the view but one step inside and you'll be enticingly surprised by a combination of awe-inspiring beauty and dramatic proportions. Unique moldings and English Manor architectural...
12401 Lucas Ln
Louisville, KY 40223
12401 Lucas Ln Louisville, KY 40223
1 of 64
$1,425,000
Subdivision: Anchorage
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
7,232
BUILT
1778
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1526974
Transcendant craftsmanship and quality meet whimsical design in this extraordinary home. With portions originally constructed by Isaac Hite, the surveyor of Jefferson County in 1778, this Historic...
539 Fairfield Dr
Louisville, KY 40206
539 Fairfield Dr Louisville, KY 40206
1 of 69
$1,300,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,002
BUILT
1938
ON SITE
6Days
MLS
1527117
Wonderful opportunity to own this unique, updated English Manor style home situated on a double lot in the Estate Section of Cherokee Gardens. Since 2012, the home has undergone extensive remodeling...
431 Mayfair Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
Under Contract
431 Mayfair Ln Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 42
$1,095,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,610
BUILT
1941
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1526928
Nestled just off the Lightfoot/ Mayfair split, this Jeffersonian classic is truly a one-of-a-kind property in Mockingbird Valley. Special features of this 4 bed 4.5 baths include: 2 separate master...
2608 Evergreen Wynde
Louisville, KY 40223
2608 Evergreen Wynde Louisville, KY 40223
1 of 37
$1,050,000
Subdivision: Evergreen Farms
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
4,717
BUILT
1994
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1526603
This is a rare opportunity to own a 5+ acre estate and horse farm within the I-265 loop! Located just outside Anchorage and within 3 minutes of Springhurst shopping centers, theaters, grocery stores...
10603 Broad Run Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
10603 Broad Run Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 50
$1,000,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,920
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1527191
Welcome to 10603 Broad Run Road, a 46+ acre working thoroughbred farm in Jefferson Co. only 20 min. from Churchill Downs! Just 3 miles from Bardstown Rd, you have the luxury of farm living close to...
2811 Rivers Edge Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
Open House
2811 Rivers Edge Rd Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 37
$925,000
Subdivision: Rivers Edge
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,240
BUILT
2005
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1526968
Absolutely exquisite custom construction with fabulous architectural features, spacious rooms, top of the line finishes with great style. Gorgeous Palladian Windows over entry and at the end of the...
1606 Osage Cir
Louisville, KY 40223
1606 Osage Cir Louisville, KY 40223
1 of 50
$925,000
Subdivision: Anchorage
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
7,043
BUILT
1968
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1527251
This is Anchorage-living at its finest! Perfectly situated on an absolutely jaw-dropping gorgeous 2.4 acres, this home offers loads of space and a wonderful value for the discerning Buyers! The...
1912 Egmont Ridge Way
Louisville, KY 40245
1912 Egmont Ridge Way Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 50
$899,900
Subdivision: Sycamore Ridge Est
BEDS
6
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
8,269
BUILT
2005
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1526663
Opportunity abounds with this magnificent custom-built home on a 5-acre estate. This property assures tranquility and privacy. The quality of living captivates you as you enter this 8,000+ sq ft home....
6600 Seminary Woods Pl #1202
Louisville, KY 40241
6600 Seminary Woods Pl #1202 Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 77
$899,000
Subdivision: The George
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
N/A
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1526414
Unit 1202 is the highest remaining unfinished unit within The George with the exception of the penthouse unit. Comes with 2 parking spaces and two storage units. THIS PRICE IS FOR THE SHELL. The...
705 Hollingsworth Pl
Louisville, KY 40207
Under Contract
705 Hollingsworth Pl Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 41
$899,000
Subdivision: Hollingsworth Place
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,880
BUILT
2001
ON SITE
4Days
MLS
1527339
Remarkable, custom-built home in a sought-after enclave off Jarvis Lane! Move-in ready and in fabulous condition, this house is perfect for entertaining and features wonderful attention to detail....
18431 Bridgemore Ln
Louisville, KY 40245
18431 Bridgemore Ln Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 92
$895,000
Subdivision: Bridgemore Estates
BEDS
6
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
6,919
BUILT
2000
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1526518
Rare Gated Community. This Bridgemore Estates Executive home was custom built by Rich Carlson. Beautiful and comfortable! Quality details include gleaming hardwood floors on the main floor,...

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