Sunday, October 1

What To Look For When Buying a Luxury Home

Congratulations on your decision to look for a new luxury home!  Whether this is the first time ever buying or you’re looking to upgrade from your starter home, you deserve all the best luxuries that you can enjoy for years to come.  When looking for a new home, there’s a lot more to consider than just the amenities you want it to have.  This is a much different market than when you’re looking for a regular home.  It’s not as simple as calling the average real estate agent but requires some real footwork.  Here are some things you should look for when thinking about buying a luxury home that will help you get everything that you need, while also making sure you make the smartest decisions for a long term investment.


One of the most important things when purchasing property, both regular homes and luxury homes, is the location.  Location can significantly impact the value of your property and that’s important for any potential of resale.  Be sure to select a home in an area where the resale value is high and sustainable.  Whether you’re looking for a property with a gorgeous view or one that’s a complete hideaway, make sure the location is prime and do your research to ensure there has been a healthy resale value of related properties in the area over the years.

Zoning Laws

This is especially important for those who are looking for a home with a view.  If you find a house that you absolutely fall in love with, be sure to do your research about zoning laws in the neighborhood so you can be sure there won’t be any ability for developers to build in a way that affects the view you fell in love with.  This can also help with learning more about how you can alter/adjust the land when you buy the house in case you are thinking of any renovations.

Consider the Architecture

Over the years, there are many architectural trends that come and go.  When you purchase a luxury home, find a style that’s timeless.  This will help keep the resale value up.  Wide and open spaces have become a staple for luxury homes, so this is the type of layout you should try leaning more into.

Do You Love the Interior Design?

Sure, you can always renovate and create the ideal space for you in just about every room of any luxury house.  However, renovations can become costly.  If you’re purchasing a luxury home, the price tag is already much higher than average, so instead of looking for “something that’ll do”, take a few moments to really consider the way the house is designed on the inside.  Find a layout that you personally love, build with the materials and in the style that you love.  The less you need to change the space, the better it will be for your bottom line.

Create a Must-Have List

If you’re purchasing a luxury home, you’re making a long term investment and committing to living in this space for an extended period of time.  Consider the difference between your wants and your needs.  Make a list of ‘must-have’ amenities to keep you focused.  If something is on your must-have list, be sure that the luxury home you choose offers it, because, at the end of the day, that’s the whole point of having a luxury home over a regular one.

Purchasing a luxury home is a really exciting step in your life and you should be so excited about it.  Be sure not to get blindsided by the commentary from your agent and don’t settle for anything less than what you absolutely love.  Just be sure to shop smart by ensuring resale value and making sure you’re getting everything you need at a price you can be happy with.

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