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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$1,250,000
Subdivision: Highlands
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,065
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
2
Days on Site
1540697
MLS
Steps from the entrance to Cherokee Park, with amazing park views, is this completely renovated 3 story brick Colonial style home built in 1922. The first and second floors have refinished hardwood...
$1,200,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills Country
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,642
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
14
Days on Site
1539702
MLS
If you're looking for quintessential Indian Hills living, look no further. This Georgian style home in the highly desirable country club section of Indian Hills offers over 3600 square feet of living...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,586
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1539976
MLS
This beautiful home with over 5,600 square feet sits on 7.4 acres just down the road from Blankenbaker Lane and I-64. Perfect for entertaining, the home features an enormous great room as you enter...
$980,000
Subdivision: Locust Creek Estates
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
7,510
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1540063
MLS
Classic elegance is available to be yours. This stunning home in Locust Creek estates with 7500+ finished sq foot home is ready for a new owner. The expansive, open design with exceptional...
$974,500
Subdivision: Lake Forest Estates
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
6,377
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1540198
MLS
This 6 bed, 6.5 bath Lake Forest home is energetic and completely exquisite. The first floor has marble flooring throughout along with custom detailed ceilings in each room. The great room...
$949,000
Subdivision: Polo Fields Estate
6
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
10,950
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1539634
MLS
Words simply can't describe this fabulous home, please view the photos and virtual tour to see for yourself! Truly unique in design, the home is spacious yet extremely comfortable. The vaulted great...
$900,000
Subdivision: Anchorage
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,214
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1540528
MLS
Always a favorite, this home stands stately and stunning, surrounded by stone and glorious spaces, both indoors and out! An exceptional blend of tradition and modern amenities create the perfect...
$895,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Gardens
4
Beds
5F21/2
Baths
5,988
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1539628
MLS
Fabulous ''move-in ready'' home with a 3-car garage and open floor plan in the convenient location of Mockingbird Gardens! Upon entering the foyer you are flanked on either side by the living room...
$845,000
Subdivision: Alta Vista Terrace
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,755
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1540559
MLS
Opportunity Knocks! There are Louisville neighborhoods which have great appeal and the Cherokee Park/Seneca Park area is definitely one of them. Include a Private Setting cul-de-sac lot near Big Rock...
Under Contract
2433 Ransdell Ave Louisville, KY 40204
$815,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Triangle
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,011
Sq.Ft.
1915
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1539833
MLS
First showings Tuesday Aug 13 at agent, client, neighbor Open House Luncheon from 11:30 - 1. Beautiful, traditional white clapboard 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath home on a gorgeous lot in the Cherokee Triangle....
$800,000
Subdivision: Dartmouth
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,397
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1540412
MLS
1st showing Monday 8/19/19, 4:00-6:00 PM wine and cheese. CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!!! One of only two Dartmouth condominiums with a LARGE TERRACE! Originally built as apartments in 1926 by Joseph and...
$795,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Triangle
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,055
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1534419
MLS
Superb opportunity to own one of the more distinctive homes in sought-after Cherokee Triangle! Not many offer the incredible park views enjoyed from many of the exquisite entertaining areas of this...

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