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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6723 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
6723 Aiken Rd Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 55
$2,385,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,100
BUILT
1988
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1514475
Come experience this tranquil and charming HORSE FARM and LOVELY home situated on 152 acres of verdant green hills and valleys located on the Jefferson/Shelby County Line...minutes from the...
6723 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
6723 Aiken Rd Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 55
$2,385,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,100
BUILT
1988
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1514476
Come experience this tranquil and charming HORSE FARM and LOVELY home situated on 152 acres of verdant green hills and valleys located on the Jefferson/Shelby County Line...minutes from the...
3104 Boxhill Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
3104 Boxhill Ln Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 31
$1,325,000
Subdivision: Glenview
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,577
BUILT
1975
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
1514630
Boxhill (also once known as ''Winkworth'') is one of the ''Country Estates of River Road'', originally built around 1910 for the owner of the Chess & Wymond Cooperage. 3104 Boxhill Lane was built in...
535 Fairfield Dr
Louisville, KY 40206
535 Fairfield Dr Louisville, KY 40206
1 of 40
$1,289,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,309
BUILT
1939
ON SITE
7Days
MLS
1514896
Luxury living at it's best! This classic 3 story home sits on one of the prettiest streets in the highly sought after Estates section of Cherokee Gardens. Bright and inviting, the eat in kitchen is...
1221 Forest Trail Pl
Louisville, KY 40245
1221 Forest Trail Pl Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 100
$1,199,900
Subdivision: Bridgemore Estates
BEDS
7
BATHS
9
SQ.FT.
12,005
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1514772
Stunning Home on 4.68 Acres! Fall in love with this 7 Bedroom, 7 Full Bath, 2 Half Bath home in the gated community of Bridgemore Estates just 3 miles from the Gene Snyder. Exceptional quality,...
2111 Club Vista Pl
Louisville, KY 40245
2111 Club Vista Pl Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 75
$989,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
7,347
BUILT
1995
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1514172
Absolutely stunning open floor plan located in Landmark estates with a large backyard overlooking the 1st fairway of Lake Forest Country Club. This 7300sf+ home has natural light pouring in...
1232 Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
1232 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 32
$949,900
Subdivision: Cherokee Triangle
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,655
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
4Days
MLS
1515169
Rare offering of a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, with a remarkable mix of traditional and modern features. Incredibly stylish finishes in the gourmet kitchen include full-height, flat front Anigre...
6612 Nightingale Bluff Ln
Louisville, KY 40241
6612 Nightingale Bluff Ln Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 47
$899,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
1514568
This custom built 4 BDRM, 3 full, 2 half bath walkout ranch in desirable Sanctuary Bluff sits on 2 lots (.61 acres). Maintained by the HOA with a cost of $375/month and includes outside window...
2306 Rutherford Wynd
Louisville, KY 40205
2306 Rutherford Wynd Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 41
$889,500
Subdivision: Highlands
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,716
BUILT
1915
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
1515325
Impeccable, charming Tudor in superb condition, ready for the most discriminating buyer. This secluded location is part of a walking neighborhood close to Bardstown Road and Cherokee Park. Gorgeous...
1755 Cherokee Terrace
Louisville, KY 40205
1755 Cherokee Terrace Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 46
$859,000
Subdivision: Bonnycastle
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,085
BUILT
1913
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1515073
This exquisite Cherokee Park home has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Located on a quiet street just 840 feet from the park, this historical home has been lovingly updated and cared for. Original...
603 Woodlake Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
603 Woodlake Dr Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 94
$849,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
BEDS
6
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
7,451
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1515068
LAKE FRONT property in Lake Forest. From soaring ceilings to hardwood floors, this home has it all! This home was Custom-built on a beautiful treed lot, with gorgeous views of the lake. Home...
222 E Witherspoon St
Louisville, KY 40202
Open House
222 E Witherspoon St Louisville, KY 40202
1 of 31
$819,900
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,121
BUILT
2006
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
1514557
Great value under assessment, priced to sell! Absolutely splendid condo with top quality finishes, professional design, amazing views and superb 15th floor location! Extremely open floor plan that...

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