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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 10/13/2019

At the beginning of every year, there are new trends, styles, and designs that make their way to the forefront of popular taste. In the real estate industry, luxury real estate is usually the first to test out new trends and designs before the traditional market. Whatever doesn't make a name in the luxury real estate will probably not get into the traditional real estate market either.

The average cost of getting a luxury home increased with about 4.7 percent in the last quarter of the previous year, but the trends and features associated with such homes remained the same. This year expect an increase in the cost of buying a luxury home, but these homes come with more sophisticated trends and features. Most of these features are deemed a necessity and no longer exclusive to luxury homes.

Techy Homes

Technology has come to stay in luxury homes because millennials are the ones dominating the luxury real estate market. In 2019, expect technology as one of the essential features in every luxury home. Smart apps, cameras, remotely controlled gadgets, etc. are all necessary items every luxury home should have in today’s market.

Privacy

Privacy is a feature that is non-negotiable especially among celebrities and high net worth individuals. You pay a higher price to get a home that keeps neighbors and prying eyes away. Your home is your abode, and you should be able to wind down without being worried about anyone walking to your front door unannounced. Individuals who own luxury homes want privacy with aesthetically designed gates, hedges, and walls. 

Smaller Pools

A pool is an essential package that comes with owning a luxury home, but homeowners do not want pools that take up most of the backyard space. The trend for this year are pools that look like glorified Jacuzzi pools that should serve a purpose. A pool is essential, but it should be smaller.

Upscale Design Bathrooms

Luxury homes for this year would incorporate spa-like bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that would allow homeowners to have a magnificent view of their surroundings. Gazing out your window at the picturesque view outside while having a bath or shower is soothing. The expansive windows would allow natural light in and allow for natural ventilation.

Smart Security

Security like privacy is non-negotiable. Most luxury homes come with remotely controlled gadgets like lights, pools, fireplace, air conditions, security cameras, window blinds, televisions, etc. all controlled from your iPad or phone. There are also safes in these homes that are smart technology for keeping valuables and unlocks the same way you open your phone. 

What is trendy will change throughout the year, but it always promises quality to the luxury real estate market.




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 10/6/2019

A home represents you, and the items and accessories that you choose to fill it with help to further illustrate your personality. When people visit you, your home silently tells them things about you. Are you a chronic pack rat? Do you have a taste for luxury? Your home says it all. Choosing the right accessories can make a significant difference in setting the tone of pure tranquility and utmost comfort. If you want to transform your apartment from an ordinary to a luxurious living space, here are six items you need to have in your home. 

1. Living Plants 

There is a massive difference between having a living plant and an artificial plant in your home. While a fake plant adds beauty, a live plant brings your living space to life. Even though they require maintenance, plants purify the air of your home and make your home smell fresh. When thinking of what kind of plant to get for your home, the Photos plant and the Chinese Evergreen should come to mind. You can also consider getting a Bonsai tree.

2. Comfy Throws 

Comfortable and soft throw pillows will transform your sofa and sitting space. A bright colored one will make the couch look inviting and make your guests feel at home. You can also use throws to enhance your living area's design theme.

3. Works of Art

It doesn't have to be a Mona Lisa painting, but having some artwork hanging on your walls will give your home that luxurious flair. Also, an artwork can help beautify a boring wall.

4. Decorative pillows

Pillows are a fantastic accessory to add to your sofas or couch. Combining a variety of different designs and textures in your sitting space alongside with the comfy throws will take your living comfort and luxury level to a perfect A+.

5. Sound System 

A quality sound system and set of speakers is another essential accessory for any home. Music is vital to mood setting in your apartment. You don't necessarily need to buy a costly sound system as long as it is capable. Remember music is key when entertaining guests or hosting a get-together party and can bring life to your home.

6. Crystal Chandeliers

Create a focal point to your living area by installing an ornate crystal chandelier to provide exquisite lighting for you. Chandelier style lights also look amazing all times of the day and help to enhance the luxury decor look that you are going for.

Speak to an interior decorator for more tips today.




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 7/27/2014

The news has been bombarded with negative stories about the real estate market over the past few years, but the tides are turning and inventory is now lower than ever. There are still many opportunities for buyers as prices still remain low. For savvy homebuyers looking to buy in the high-end or luxury marketplace there is tremendous opportunity. If you’ve always dreamed about buying a luxury property but considered it just out of reach, today’s market may has put downward pressure on the prices of higher-end homes making them more affordable than ever. To buy your dream home you will want to have a strategy. 1. Choose your agent wisely. Your agent is your advocate. You will need an agent who is experienced and successful in the luxury home market. Agents who deal in luxury property have the right knowledge to help you locate and negotiate an offer on a high-end home. 2. Take the time necessary. The high-end home search may take more time and patience. The supply of luxury homes may be smaller, you may even need to expand your search or rely or your agent to find homes that may not be currently up for sale. The home will be bigger, have more features and thus there will be more to consider in the purchase decision. 3. Prepare the perfect offer. Cash is king in today’s market. According to the May 2011 REALTORS® Confidence Index from the National Association of REALTORS®, 30 percent of all purchases between mid-April and mid-May of last year were financed with cash. The number was even higher for luxury properties. Even though many luxury sellers may also be in a distressed property situation they are typically more particular about who was buying their property as well as the final selling price. Use your agent to carefully craft the perfect offer.







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