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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$2,200,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Gardens
7
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
9,585
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1575287
MLS
Custom-built estate privately nestled on cul-de-sac within the prestigious estates section of Mockingbird Gardens. Upon entering home, all is greeted by a beautiful two story foyer showcasing...
$1,150,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
8,534
Sq.Ft.
16
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1575101
MLS
Entertainers dream house on a corner lot on a lake with spectacular views, heated salt water pool and two barbecue areas. The two-story foyer is flanked by an open formal dining room area on one side...
Open 12/6
707 Daneshall Dr Louisville, KY 40206
$1,149,777
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,336
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1575151
MLS
Unique, one of a kind find! Cherokee Gardens Colonial meets modern day amenities - this chic home is nestled between two of Louisville's iconic park systems and has been in the same family for nearly...
5
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
6,480
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1575006
MLS
Absolutely gorgeous custom built estate with a spacious rear brick terrace and a separate carriage house, all on a private lot just 10 minutes from downtown. This property was built for those who...
3
Beds
2
Baths
4,512
Sq.Ft.
1840
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1574478
MLS
Welcome to Rockdale where history and traditional architecture and design collide. This nearly 13 acre property nestled among mature trees and a verdant landscape is listed on the National Register...
$825,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
7
Beds
5F31/2
Baths
7,937
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
4
Days on Site
1575002
MLS
Welcome to this amazing home located on the 9th green with beautiful views, near the club house and swimming pool/play areas. This is a very spacious home with an open floor plan-- look at the...
4
Beds
2
Baths
4,188
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
10
Days on Site
1574790
MLS
Immersed within the vibrance of NULU, 902 E Jefferson combines historic architecture with modern finishes into one sprawling floorplan unlike anything you'll find in the area. The humble facade is...
Under Contract
6212 Regal Springs Dr Louisville, KY 40205
$789,900
Subdivision: The Springs
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,427
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
3
Days on Site
1575063
MLS
Location, Location, Location. Whether walking or driving you are minutes from restaurants, shopping, hospitals and schools this luxurious home has open spaces, tall ceilings and light bright rooms....
$775,000
Subdivision: Summit Ridge
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,250
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1575262
MLS
Situated on one of the best walkout lots in Summit Ridge and just shy of an ace ''The Grand Staircase'' house should be on your must see list. The lot is private to the rear backing up to KCD's...
$685,000
Subdivision: Derbyshire
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,090
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1575227
MLS
Situated on almost 5 acres, this builders personal home offers your own private retreat and a place for your horses. The primary suite offers a spacious bedroom and the most amazing adjoining bath...
$649,900
Subdivision: Fisherville Woods
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
5,045
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1574479
MLS
One owner, custom built home nestled on a nearly 5 acre private wooded lot in Fisherville Woods. Conveniently located only minutes from Taylorsville Lake, The Parklands, and expressways. As you enter...
Under Contract
749 Greenridge Ln Louisville, KY 40207
$649,000
Subdivision: Greenleaves
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,488
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1574516
MLS
Truly one of a kind 14-year-old, spacious brick ranch in Greenleaves subdivision. Nearly 3000 square ft finished above grade in this gorgeous home which features an open floor plan plus a traditional...

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