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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$1,699,000
Subdivision: Glenview Hills
5
Beds
6F31/2
Baths
7,005
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1544678
MLS
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 Baths, 3 laundries, architecturally designed by...
$1,695,000
Subdivision: Huston Hills
5
Beds
5
Baths
7,544
Sq.Ft.
1930
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1544812
MLS
First showings Thursday Oct 10, 4-6 pm Wine and Cheese for Agents, Clients and Neighbors. Elegant and expansive one-and-a-half story home with spacious first floor master suite and in-ground pool set...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,620
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1545407
MLS
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to own your own farm in Jefferson County. Located 1.5 miles from Bardstown road in Fern Creek. This one owner home has been lovingly cared for and gently lived...
$1,200,000
Subdivision: Portico Estates
5
Beds
4F181/2
Baths
7,721
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1545059
MLS
A beautiful proposed new construction home on a lot with the perfect grade for a walkout basement to the left and rear of the house. This custom built home will have 5 bedroom 4 bath and i half bath...
$1,191,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest Estates
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
7,416
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1545056
MLS
Welcome to this truly one-of-a-kind property neighboring Louisville's most esteemed golf course. No expense was spared during construction of this breathtaking architect built property. Three...
$1,100,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
4
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
3,642
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1545051
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...
$1,050,000
Subdivision: Canterbrook Farm
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
8,410
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1545095
MLS
HUGE Custom Built 5 Bedroom, 7 Bathroom 2 Story with Finished Walkout Basement on a Beautiful 6 Acre Lot in the very sought after Canterbrook Farm!!! This Home was built in 2015 with tons of Upgrades...
$975,000
Subdivision: Woodstone
4
Beds
3F31/2
Baths
5,677
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1544668
MLS
Welcome to Woodstone. Abundantly blessed with wildlife from the nature preserve and the adjacent farm.. This home features Loads of entertaining space. Soaring ceilings. Windows galore. Hardwood...
5
Beds
2
Baths
4,068
Sq.Ft.
1891
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1544524
MLS
Beautiful single family home, bed and breakfast, Airbnb or an event site, the possibilities are endless. The historic property is thought to have been part of the Isaac Hite Plantation, which was...
Under Contract
1222 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,111
Sq.Ft.
1905
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1544882
MLS
Location and timeless elegance collide at 1222 Cherokee Road. Upon entering this iconic graceful home you will notice the amazing workmanship that is customary of fine homes built on this coveted...
$917,500
Subdivision: Locust Creek
7
Beds
6F31/2
Baths
9,128
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
15
Days on Site
1544527
MLS
Beautiful custom come in Locust Creek! This 7 bedroom, 9 Bath home on a peaceful cul-de-sac backing up to green space(privacy!) and a creek. Upscale, architectural details throughout including a...
$880,000
Subdivision: Anchorage
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
4,385
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1544990
MLS
Prepare to be amazed by this luxurious home that was once the Hobbs Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church of Anchorage. The home has been renovated while keeping many of the grand and historic features...

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