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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$3,850,000
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
8,571
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1549194
MLS
Spanning the entire 20th floor of Louisville's most renowned luxury high-rise, this penthouse suite redefines the idea of elevated living featuring stunning panoramic views, sophisticated finishes...
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2607 Evergreen Wynde Louisville, KY 40223
$1,199,000
Subdivision: Evergreen Farms
3
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
6,305
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
11
Days on Site
1548839
MLS
Welcome to this rustic chic horse property on five fenced acres near Anchorage and Middletown. This magnificent and completely renovated home has an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining...
$757,000
Subdivision: Rolling Fields
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,660
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1549256
MLS
BACK ON THE MARKET AFTER FINISHING OUT REST OF BASEMENT TO ADD 4TH BEDROOM IN WALKOUT PORTION. Totally renovated, stunning brick ranch in sought-after Rolling Fields in St. Matthews! This home is...
$699,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,160
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1548938
MLS
New construction in Sanctuary Bluff by Signature Crafted Homes. This custom built home will feature hardwood flooring, 1st floor master bedroom with en-suite, gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters,...
$599,000
Subdivision: Park Hills
4
Beds
3F31/2
Baths
4,791
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1549229
MLS
Welcome to 1204 Park Hills Ct! This mid-century, sprawling, eclectic, ranch style home boasts tons of living area. The views from this property are amazing! There are two kitchens. The kitchen...
$539,900
Subdivision: Stone Lakes Estates
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
5,093
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
14
Days on Site
1548742
MLS
Welcome home to this 6 bedroom, 31/2 bath, walkout ranch in the desirable Stone Lakes Estates subdivision. This gorgeous, custom built, home features an abundance of upgrades with impeccable beauty...
$529,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,954
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1549089
MLS
New construction in Sanctuary Bluff by Infinity Homes. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, first floor laundry, office, mud room, and an attached 3 car garage. Kitchen has large center island,...
$495,000
Subdivision: Hazelwood Estates
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,011
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1549046
MLS
Escape to gorgeous acreage in a secluded newer neighborhood less than 10 minutes from the Gene Snyder (yet still within Jefferson County) where this beautiful 4-bedroom, 3 1/5-bath, finished walk-out...
$485,000
Subdivision: Wolfcreek
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,068
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
11
Days on Site
1548819
MLS
Beautifully maintained traditional two story home in convenient Wolf Creek. Access to major shopping and schools is just minutes away. Handsome brick elevation with a two story bay window and well...
5
Beds
2
Baths
3,221
Sq.Ft.
1918
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1549135
MLS
Located on one of the most desirable streets in The Highlands, this property features 5 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. When you enter the home, you step into the foyer with beautiful hardwood floors...
$475,000
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
7
Days on Site
1549004
MLS
Exclusive Luxury High Rise LivingFall in love with this unique 2 bedroom 2 bath unit. The open floor plan with floor to ceiling glass windows will charm you. Located on the 12th floor of the luxury...
$469,990
Subdivision: Shakes Run
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,230
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1548863
MLS
Incredible new construction home proudly presented by Elite Home. Great open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout first floor. Great room with vaulted ceiling, beautiful gas fireplace with...

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