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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7
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6F11/2
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8,403
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1626181
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5
Beds
4F21/2
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Year Built
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Come tour this gorgeous estate with inground pool on Alta Vista -- totally updated with custom finishes from top to bottom, it's a must-see! From the coffered ceilings with dental molding to the...
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4
Beds
3F21/2
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5,789
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15
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1626080
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Don't miss the opportunity to own this magnificent home presented by the Owner/Agent! Entertain conveniently, and with style, while being in the heart of Lake Forest on the beautiful Arnold Palmer...
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1
Day on Site
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Check out this awesome home with 25 acres in Jefferson County. This home features 2102 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 1/2 baths. This beautiful home is located on private and tranquil acres...
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4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,353
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2003
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1626091
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Located in the highly sought after neighborhood of Anchorage, this stunning custom-built home is one that you must see! Situated on over an acre, within the Anchorage School District, awaits your...
$783,000
Neighborhood: Windy Hills
4
Beds
3F11/2
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3,959
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2000
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Days on Site
1626263
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Welcome Home to Windygo Court! Location A+ Inside the Waterson off Rudy Lane! RightSized Traditional Brick 1.5 Story. Easy First Floor Living! Cathedral Great Room ceiling, Seasonal Screened-in porch....
$735,000
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5
Beds
2F11/2
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3,012
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
14
Days on Site
1626122
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Cherokee Triangle Brick beauty with loads of charm and improvements. 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths and family room addition. The first floor has a large entry room with built in bookcase, a cozy living room...
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Neighborhood: Shakes Run
4
Beds
3F11/2
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2,923
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
13
Days on Site
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New construction 2-story home in the beautiful Shakes Run community. Dazzle your friends in family the moment they arrive when they step into the foyer and see the great room with coffered ceilings,...
5
Beds
3F11/2
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3,878
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
6
Days on Site
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This beautiful five bedroom home offers all the amenities of country living in the heart of Louisville. Located minutes from the Louisville Zoo, Downtown Louisville, Bellarmine University, and the...
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3
Beds
3
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2,163
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2015
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15
Days on Site
1626065
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Beautiful & open custom built 3BR, 3BA newer ranch w/ split floorplan. This gorgeous home features a large eat in kitchen w/ leathered granite, island w/ additional sink, double oven, convection...
3
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1972
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11
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Neighborhood: Glenview Hills
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Beds
3
Baths
4,435
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1626658
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