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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12880 S Pope Lick Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
12880 S Pope Lick Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 62
$2,900,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
5
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,935
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1518694
Rare opportunity to own an urban/suburban equestrian estate! Nearly 10,000sqft home on approx. 25 acres inside the Gene Snyder and minutes to every convenience. Behind the tree lined gates is a...
12880 S Pope Lick Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
12880 S Pope Lick Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 62
$2,900,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
5
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,935
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1518692
Rare opportunity to own an urban/suburban equestrian estate! Nearly 10,000sqft home on approx. 25 acres inside the Gene Snyder and minutes to every convenience. Behind the tree lined gates is a...
32 Mockingbird Valley Dr
Louisville, KY 40207
32 Mockingbird Valley Dr Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 41
$2,895,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Valley
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
9,292
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1518303
Stately Georgian colonial on verdant 3.75 acre lot adjoining Louisville Country Club golf course. Custom built by the Steier Company with extraordinary attention to detail. Lovely entrance hall with...
5805 Glen Park Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
5805 Glen Park Rd Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 50
$1,299,000
Subdivision: Glenview Place
BEDS
7
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
7,179
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1518474
Understated elegance defines this stunning custom-built Glenview home, nestled within a serene cul-de-sac of one of Louisville's most premier neighborhoods. Beginning with a paver circular driveway...
2602 Valley Vista Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
2602 Valley Vista Rd Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 56
$1,275,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,251
BUILT
2011
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1518480
A HIGHLANDS GEM! Custom built beautiful brick 2 story home on double lot. This home has to be seen to appreciate all the amenities. Entry with arched double doors, hardwood floors, study, dining...
1432 Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
1432 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 38
$1,145,000
Subdivision: Highlands
BEDS
7
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,701
BUILT
1923
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
1518372
Absolutely stunning 3 story brick estate directly across from Cherokee Park in the heart of the Highlands! Originally built in 1923, this 7 bed, 5.5 bath property has all the amenities of a luxury...
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
2Days
MLS
1519249
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...
11 Totem Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
11 Totem Rd Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 56
$975,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,115
BUILT
1953
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1518261
You've probably admired this elegant French Colonial on a beautifully landscaped lot with fabulous curb appeal as you have driven by! It has a large foyer, formal living & dining rooms, solarium,...
2939 Rainbow Dr
Louisville, KY 40206
2939 Rainbow Dr Louisville, KY 40206
1 of 53
$975,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,845
BUILT
1938
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1519113
This stunning traditional 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath brick colonial in highly sought after Cherokee Gardens is in superb and meticulous condition! The updated kitchen with high-end appliances (Viking &...
4200 Hidden Bluff Ct
Louisville, KY 40241
4200 Hidden Bluff Ct Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 47
$899,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1518459
This custom built 4 BDRM, 3 full, 2 half bath walkout ranch in desirable Sanctuary Bluff sits on 2 lots (.61 acres). Maintained by the HOA with a cost of $375/month and includes outside window...
1304 Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
1304 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 50
$870,000 ( $30,000 )
Subdivision: Cherokee Triangle
BEDS
5
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,737
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1518796
The best of both worlds, a classic home just steps away from Cherokee Park that has been completely and beautifully updated. It has been renovated from top to bottom, preserving the historic...
316 Wendover Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
316 Wendover Ave Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 48
$850,000
Subdivision: Saint Matthews
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,001
BUILT
1939
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
1513938
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...

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