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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434 Lightfoot Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
434 Lightfoot Rd Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 49
$1,675,000
Subdivision: Green Hills
BEDS
4
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
5,150
BUILT
1936
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1522403
Extraordinary Louisville offering. This unique ''English Regency'' style home was designed by architect Frederic Lindley Morgan in 1936, and was renovated in 1988 by architect Stratton Hammon who...
9310 Dawn Wind Rd
Louisville, KY 40258
9310 Dawn Wind Rd Louisville, KY 40258
1 of 53
$1,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
7
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,634
BUILT
1962
ON SITE
4Days
MLS
1522746
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This is a great opportunity for country living in the city! This property includes TWO PARCELS, for a total of 41 ACRES, on a WOODED HILLTOP with BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. The...
6600 Seminary Woods Pl
Louisville, KY 40241
6600 Seminary Woods Pl Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 67
$1,488,250
Subdivision: The George
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
6,023
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1522342
THIS PRICE IS FOR THE SHELL. (Cost for the construction of the unit will be added or you have the option to work with your own builder after purchase.) The George is Louisville's premier destination...
3340 Green Hill Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
3340 Green Hill Ln Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 33
$1,140,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,273
BUILT
1953
ON SITE
10Days
MLS
1522297
Gracious and elegant Jeffersonian brick and clapboard story and a half on picturesque lot in Mockingbird Valley. Superb condition. Front-to-back entry hall with inlaid hardwood flooring. Large formal...
1912 Whitewood Ridge Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
1912 Whitewood Ridge Dr Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 45
$995,000
Subdivision: Sycamore Ridge Est
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
4,251
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
1522175
Stunning custom built home situated on 5 gorgeous acres. You must see this exquisite property to believe it. From the moment you enter you will be enthralled by the soaring ceilings and gorgeous...
4119 Sanctuary Bluff Ln
Louisville, KY 40241
4119 Sanctuary Bluff Ln Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 7
$849,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,262
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1522105
Custom home to be completed in the Fall of 2019 in Sanctuary Bluff. Maintenance free living. 1.5 Story home with finished walkout. 3 car attached garage, open floorplan with hardwood floors. First...
316 Wendover Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
316 Wendover Ave Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 48
$799,900
Subdivision: Saint Matthews
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,001
BUILT
1939
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
1523032
This exquisite custom designed and built property located in the heart of Saint Matthews is sure to please even the most discriminating buyer. The design and finishes create a warm contemporary feel...
5908 Brittany Valley Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
5908 Brittany Valley Rd Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 50
$785,000
Subdivision: Brittany Woods
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,992
BUILT
1963
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1522338
This stately home sits on a large, well-landscaped lot off of Lime Kiln Ln. The welcoming wide foyer, gleaming hardwood floors, wainscoting and abundant custom millwork all convey quality. There have...
6600 Seminary Woods Pl
Louisville, KY 40241
6600 Seminary Woods Pl Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 59
$784,760
Subdivision: The George
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,282
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1522337
THIS PRICE IS FOR THE SHELL. (Cost for the construction of the unit will be added or you have the option to work with your own builder after purchase.) The George is Louisville's premier destination...
517 Woodlake Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
517 Woodlake Dr Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 89
$775,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest Estates
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
6,053
BUILT
1989
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1522127
***Priced below appraised value*** Welcome to 517 Woodlake Drive, a street referred to by many as the best in the area for its lake views, mature trees, and walkability to St. Patrick's Church/School...
2106 Douglass Blvd
Louisville, KY 40205
2106 Douglass Blvd Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 81
$775,000
Subdivision: Highlands
BEDS
7
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,978
BUILT
1913
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1522406
Majestically situated on .43 acres between the park and all the Highlands happenings on Bardstown Rd, this is an astonishing opportunity to call one of the city's finest streets your home! Buy fresh...
9201 Angel Trumpet Dr
Louisville, KY 40059
9201 Angel Trumpet Dr Louisville, KY 40059
1 of 18
$774,000
Subdivision: Norton Commons
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,146
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
1521980
Might be THE BEST CORNER LOT in Norton Commons. Arched doorways, wide plank floors, gourmet stainless kitchen with wine fridge, farm sink and a great view of Heritage Park. The kitchen overlooks the...

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