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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$2,490,000
Subdivision: Woodside
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
7,715
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1603529
MLS
This is your opportunity to own a truly magnificent unique property with some of the best views in Louisville. Situated on an elevated enclave in Glenview, this custom built home offers views of the...
$1,650,000
Subdivision: Elmcroft
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
9,049
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
12
Days on Site
1603564
MLS
Welcome to this exquisitely Blacketer built home, located in beautiful Elmcroft. The home sits in the center of the neighborhood and boasts .71 acres of land. The six bedrooms are designed on a split...
$1,300,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
6
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
5,935
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1603908
MLS
THIS MAY BE THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR IN SOUGHT OUT INDIAN HILLS LOCATION 1st floor primary bedroom. Open Kitchen/family room with dining area. Huge 1st floor laundry room. 4-5 bedrooms...
$1,285,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Village
5
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,437
Sq.Ft.
1927
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1603854
MLS
A Highlands Charmer! Wonderful opportunity to acquire a totally renovated architectural masterpiece on large corner lot. Exquisite moldings, hardwood flooring, and restored original lighting are but...
$1,175,000
Subdivision: Federal Hill
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,010
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1603843
MLS
Introducing 5005 Old Federal Road. Upon entering this classic, brick colonial home, you will be greeted with intricate millwork, floor to ceiling windows, spacious rooms and hardwood flooring...
$895,000
Subdivision: Rolling Fields
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,142
Sq.Ft.
1946
Year Built
8
Days on Site
1603689
MLS
Impeccable, spacious, warm and inviting this white brick home is in coveted Rolling Fields. This 4-5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath 2 story is light, airy and offers a wonderful flowing floor plan perfect for...
Under Contract
316 Wendover Ave Louisville, KY 40207
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,001
Sq.Ft.
1939
Year Built
6
Days on Site
1603778
MLS
No description available...
$795,000
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,719
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1603609
MLS
An exceptional unit of Louisville's most renowned luxury high-rise, this gorgeous condo offers buyers a rare opportunity for the building, built with the footprint of two spacious units combined...
$750,000
Subdivision: Cliffwood
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,140
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
9
Days on Site
1603631
MLS
An exceptional opportunity to own a gracious one story home that is beautifully situated on a private wooded lot. This home features spacious rooms, lots of natural light, a vaulted great room which...
Under Contract
14711 Landis Lakes Dr Louisville, KY 40245
$750,000
Subdivision: Landis Lakes
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
6,487
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
5
Days on Site
1599732
MLS
Welcome to this beautiful traditional home. This house features 4 bedrooms ,4.5 bathrooms with a 3 car garage. Current owner were using fifth room in the basement as bedroom . The circular...
Open 1/23
18725 Willington Cir Louisville, KY 40245
$699,000
Subdivision: Locust Creek
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,478
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
1
Day on Site
1604025
MLS
Welcome home to this spectacular executive home, located in the coveted neighborhood of Locust Creek where you'll find luxury living at its finest! Inside you are ushered into a stunning two-story...
$689,000
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,717
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
13
Days on Site
1603507
MLS
This fabulous two-bedroom Downtown condo features luxury amenities and a welcoming open floor plan. The lovely light-filled dining and living area offer incredible views of Louisville Slugger Field,...

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