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
6F31/2
Baths
7,005
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1535265
MLS
OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY JUNE 23rd FROM 2-4PM! Calling all Buyers!!! Do not walk.... RUN to check out this unique, approximately 7005 sq ft of total living space, 5 Bedroom, 6 Full Baths, 3 Half...
$1,499,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
4
Beds
3F31/2
Baths
6,224
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1535450
MLS
Welcome to 169 Westwind Road. This beautiful center hall colonial is gracefully situated on a spectacular treed lot of nearly 1.5 secluded acres in sought after Indian Hills. The traditional floor...
5
Beds
3
Baths
5,020
Sq.Ft.
1848
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1535446
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Stunning, well maintained antebellum Crescent Hill home built by steamboat Captain Moses Anders circa 1848/1850. House and two car detached garage sit on 1.6 acres. Survey attached. The house and...
Under Contract
2505 Poplar Crest Rd Louisville, KY 40207
$1,375,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,500
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1534964
MLS
This gracious and elegant home in the private Poplar Hill section of Indian Hills is a significant find. Exuding all the charm and perspective of traditional Jeffersonian architecture, guests are...
$1,349,000
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,137
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
1
Days on Site
1535762
MLS
Luxury living in the heart of downtown. This spacious condo is situated on the 14th floor with panoramic views of Louisville's skyline, Slugger Field, and the waterfront. Floor to ceiling windows and...
$1,250,000
Subdivision: Ten Broeck
3
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
6,665
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1534891
MLS
If you love contemporary homes with wide open spaces, sunlight streaming through walls of windows, and park-like property - then this one's for you! Standing proudly at the top of 3.12 acres in...
$1,175,000
Subdivision: Glenview Estates
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,610
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1535586
MLS
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to own a classic Pruitt built ranch on 2.02 +/- acre lot in Glenview. This timeless and elegant home is built forentertaining with the large rooms and easy flow....
$1,150,000
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
3,033
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1534572
MLS
The most stunningly renovated unit of Louisville's most renowned luxury high-rise, this exceptional condo truly offers the best of the best. Extensively remodeled by Realm Construction and...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,752
Sq.Ft.
1936
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1535080
MLS
EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This property is being sold as a package with 4609, 7944 & 4623 Bardstown Rd (Deeded together) as well as 4613 Bardstown Rd (Deeded separately) combining for a total...
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235 S Galt Ave Louisville, KY 40206
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,056
Sq.Ft.
1910
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1535328
MLS
Welcome home to this magnificent one of a kind Crescent Hill home. This is a piece of Louisville History built by Joseph & Joseph and once the home of Mayor Farnsley. The gracious porch which wraps...
$985,000
Subdivision: Anchorage
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,034
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
11
Days on Site
1535020
MLS
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$975,000
Subdivision: Watch Hill
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
7,450
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1535501
MLS
4.3+ lush acres bordered by 4-board farm fencing--a perfect atmosphere for this 6BR/5.5ba estate in prestigious Watch Hill! Circular drive and mature landscaping at the front entrance. Entry foyer...

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