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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

Purchasing a home in a seller's market may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, we're here to offer expert guidance to ensure you can find the best house at the lowest price, regardless of the present real estate sector's conditions.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to pursue a home in a seller's market.

1. Assess the Housing Market Closely

A seller's market likely features a shortage of high-quality houses. As such, you'll want to analyze the local real estate sector closely so you can identify your dream home faster than ever before.

Take a look at the prices of recently sold houses in your city or town. This information can help you understand the average price range for homes of all sizes in your area. You also should find out how long these homes were available before they sold to understand the current pace of the real estate market.

Furthermore, you should make a checklist of home must-haves and wants. Once you craft this checklist, you can assess the houses available in your city or town and map out your homebuying journey accordingly.

2. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

In all likelihood, you'll need to act fast to acquire your ideal residence in a seller's market. If you have a mortgage in hand when you submit a home offer, you may boost your chances of receiving a "Yes" from a seller.

A home offer that is contingent on a buyer's approval for a mortgage often is far from ideal. If a seller receives this type of offer, he or she may be reluctant to accept it, as there are no guarantees a buyer will be able to obtain the necessary financing to acquire a home.

Comparatively, a buyer who gets pre-approved for a mortgage can enter a seller's market with a budget in hand. And if he or she finds a great house, this buyer can submit an offer without having to worry about getting financing at a later time.

To get pre-approved for a mortgage, you should meet with a variety of lenders. These financial institutions can teach you about a wide range of mortgage options and help you find the right mortgage based on your finances.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A seller's market can be tough to navigate, regardless of whether you're a first-time or experienced homebuyer. Thankfully, real estate agents are available who can guide you along the homebuying journey.

Typically, a real estate agent will learn about your homebuying goals. He or she then will keep you up to date about houses that meet your criteria, set up home showings and help you submit offers on residences. And if you ever have homebuying concerns or questions, a real estate agent is ready to respond to them at any time.

Prepare to buy a house in a seller's market – use the aforementioned tips, and you can move one step closer to acquiring your dream residence.




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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 10/6/2019

If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead for all of your potential homebuying costs. That way, you can secure the funds you need to purchase your dream house.

Now, let's take a look at three costs that every homebuyer needs to consider during the property buying journey.

1. Credit Report

A lender likely will request a verified credit report before it provides you with a mortgage. The fee for a credit report usually is minimal, but it is important to note that this fee adds to the overall cost of purchasing a house.

Oftentimes, a homebuyer can get pre-approved for a mortgage and pay a credit report fee prior to conducting a house search. On the other hand, if a buyer wants to secure financing from a lender after he or she discovers the perfect house, the cost of a credit report may be incorporated into this individual's home closing costs.

2. Home Inspection

A property inspection is crucial, as it ensures a property expert can analyze a house and identify any underlying problems with it before a buyer finalizes his or her home purchase. As such, it is paramount to account for home inspection fees to ensure you have the funds available to hire an inspector who can perform an in-depth evaluation of a house.

The cost of a home inspection varies based on the size of a residence. Meanwhile, there is no need to forgo this evaluation. Because if you ignore a home inspection, you risk encountering costly, time-intensive problems after you buy a residence.

3. Pest or Mold Inspection

A pest or mold inspection is not a requirement if you purchase a new house. Conversely, if you purchase an older residence, it typically is beneficial to inspect it for pests and mold prior to finalizing your house purchase.

Pest or mold inspection costs vary based on a home's size and location. And if you feel a home may be susceptible to pests or mold, you should pay the necessary fees to conduct a pest or mold inspection. Otherwise, you could encounter home pests or mold that may cause major problems down the line.

As you prepare to pursue your dream residence, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive comprehensive guidance as you navigate the homebuying journey.

In addition to teaching you about homebuying costs, a real estate agent is happy to educate you about all aspects of the housing market. Plus, a real estate agent will respond to your homebuying queries and help you make informed decisions as you search for your ideal residence.

When it comes to purchasing a house, it helps to budget accordingly. If you consider the aforementioned homebuying costs, you can craft a homebuying budget and speed up your quest to discover your dream house.




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 9/29/2019

Let's face it – a showing can be a stressful experience for a house seller. If a seller makes even a single mistake planning for a showing, a buyer may be turned off by his or her residence. And as a result, a seller's home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months.

Ultimately, each showing is a valuable learning opportunity for a house seller. If a seller fails to receive an offer to purchase after a showing, there is no need to worry. In fact, there are many things that a seller can do to upgrade his or her residence in the aftermath of an unsuccessful home showing, such as:

1. Bolster Your Home's Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is a key part of the home selling experience, and for good reason. If your house boasts amazing curb appeal, buyers may fall in love with your residence as soon as they see it. Thus, terrific curb appeal could help you speed up the house selling journey.

To upgrade your home's curb appeal, lawn care is crucial. You should mow the lawn, trim the hedges and do everything you can to keep your home's exterior looking neat and tidy.

Also, if you need expert help with curb appeal upgrades, lawn care and home improvement professionals are available. These professionals are happy to help a home seller – regardless of his or her residence's size or location – and will ensure you can enhance your house's curb appeal in no time at all.

2. Revamp Your Home's Interior

If your home's interior looks drab and outdated, now may be a good time for an upgrade. Fortunately, you don't have to be a professionally trained interior decorator to transform your house's interior from drab to fab.

Oftentimes, repainting the walls can make a world of difference inside a house. Using neutral colors may boost the likelihood that your house's interior will capture buyers' attention, too.

Don't forget to clean each room of your house. By doing so, you can maintain a pristine home interior that is sure to hit the mark with buyers.

3. Declutter Your Home

Personal items in your home should be put into storage for the time being. That way, you can help buyers envision what life could be like if they purchase your residence.

Furthermore, remove any items you no longer need from your house. In this instance, you can donate unwanted items to charity, give them to family members or friends or sell them.

As you get set to sell your house, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can offer home exterior and interior improvement tips, as well as help you prepare your residence for showings and open house events.

For those who are worried about home improvements, it is important to remember that there are lots of ways to upgrade a residence. Thanks to the aforementioned tips, you can quickly upgrade your house's appearance and move closer to achieving your desired home selling results.




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