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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9 Rockledge Dr
Louisville, KY 40222
9 Rockledge Dr Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 45
$2,450,000
Subdivision: Glenview
BEDS
5
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
8,850
BUILT
1989
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1508887
High atop the bluffs that overlook the Ohio River, this elegant estate in the City of Glenview was designed by well-known Louisville architect John Doumas and the build expertly executed by Ron...
15310 Crystal Springs Way
Louisville, KY 40245
15310 Crystal Springs Way Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 88
$1,395,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
BEDS
7
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,282
BUILT
2002
ON SITE
1Day
MLS
1509578
Relax by the pool or the waterfall Jacuzzi in this private wooded setting. Fabulous two story walk-out overlooking the second largest Lake in Lake Forest. This home features a two story foyer,...
6705 Elmcroft Cir
Louisville, KY 40241
6705 Elmcroft Cir Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 58
$1,280,000
Subdivision: Elmcroft
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
8,081
BUILT
1999
ON SITE
4Days
MLS
1509089
This home has that WOW factor! Upon entering the foyer you are met with a dramatic staircase, illuminated by an exceptional crystal chandelier. The custom balustrade spans all three floors connecting...
10603 Broad Run Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
10603 Broad Run Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 32
$1,200,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,920
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1508786
Welcome to your expansive 46+ acres of rolling pastures, lush woodlands, trickling streams, and year-round pond. Here you'll feel at one with the natural world and tucked away from the hustle and...
10603 Broad Run Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
10603 Broad Run Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 21
$1,200,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,920
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1508788
If you're clamoring for a home encircled by beautiful rolling pastures, a gorgeous night sky, and the comforting rumble of a waterfall, all while just 20 minutes from the heart of Louisville, then...
6612 Nightingale Bluff Ln
Louisville, KY 40241
6612 Nightingale Bluff Ln Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 47
$934,000
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
10Days
MLS
1508571
This custom built 4 BDRM, 3 full, 2 half bath walkout ranch in desirable Sanctuary Bluff sits on 2 lots (.52 acres). Maintained by the HOA with a cost of $375/month and includes outside window...
905 Rugby Pl
Louisville, KY 40222
905 Rugby Pl Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 51
$899,000
Subdivision: Hurstbourne
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,112
BUILT
1977
ON SITE
10Days
MLS
1508574
Located in the Estate Section of Hurstbourne, one of Louisville's premier neighborhoods this updated Karzan built home boasts a 2 story foyer and flanked by formal Living and Dining Rooms with a...
2109 Starmont Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
Open House
2109 Starmont Rd Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 35
$895,000
Subdivision: Riverwood
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,418
BUILT
1967
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1508084
Spectacular renovation on this 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath 1.5 Story on a large lot in Riverwood. This renovation involved gutting the home down to the studs, and basically building it back to new again. It...
4650 Routt Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
4650 Routt Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 16
$860,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,378
BUILT
1998
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
1509307
Take a look at this beautiful mini Horse Farm with 9 acres (more or less), indoor riding arena and approximately 6000 sq. ft home in eastern Jefferson County! The 12,000 square foot (80 x 150)...
2900 Rivers Edge Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
Under Contract
2900 Rivers Edge Rd Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 31
$835,000
Subdivision: Rivers Edge
BEDS
3
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
4,196
BUILT
1997
ON SITE
12Days
MLS
1508399
First Showing Saturday, July 14 at open house luncheon from 11:30-2. Neighbors, clients and agents welcome! Charm galore! Wonderful opportunity for vacation living in close-in area. Mesmerizing river...
5013 Old Federal
Louisville, KY 40207
5013 Old Federal Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 46
$825,000
Subdivision: Federal Hill
BEDS
5
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
4,780
BUILT
1988
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1508274
MUST SEE THE VIDEO TOUR!!! BEST VALUE AROUND! NOT ANOTHER VALUE LIKE THIS ONE! JUST UNDER 5000 SF AND 5 BEDROOMS TOO! NEW HARDWOOD AND CARPET THROUGHOUT THE HOME! MOST ALL LIGHTING HAS BEEN...
1416 Willow Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
1416 Willow Ave Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 36
$815,000
Subdivision: Dartmouth
BEDS
2
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
2,422
BUILT
1920
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1507976
This Dartmouth condo offers the best of both worlds; the elegant character and grace of the early 1900's, skillfully updated to preserve and enhance original design. You'll find beautiful views...

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