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What to Look for in a Luxury Home

By Colin Ryan

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Many homebuyers dream of owning a beautiful, modern, luxury home that is decked out with all of the amenities. For those fortunate folks who are actually poised to purchase such a home, however, careful consideration is essential. That’s why I’ve laid out the following tips to help you find a luxury home that meets your needs as well as your desires.

Beginning your search

Sellers of luxury homes often prefer to maintain a low profile. As a result, their homes may go unlisted, making it difficult for you to find out when luxury homes become available for sale. Hiring an experienced realtor – who has the requisite connections – can give you a huge advantage when trying to track down luxury homes on the market.

Looking from above

While seeing photos of a luxury home can give you a good idea of that home’s architectural style and key features, you’ll want to do a bit more research before you decide to attend an open house or book a showing. A good idea is to type the address of the home into Google Maps Street View as well as Google Earth. These tools will help you get a better picture of the home’s plot, yard space, and overall landscaping. Not sure if a home has that pool you’ve always wanted? Google has got you covered.

Smart technologies

Considering the price tag, it should be a given that the luxury home you’re looking for will have modern flooring, fixtures, and other features, as well as the most up-to-date appliances. However, to stay on the absolute cutting edge of home technology, you should choose a luxury home that also comes equipped with an automated control system. Such a system will allow you to adjust blinds, turn lights on and off, adjust the temperature, and more, all from your smartphone.

Bathroom basics

A truly luxurious home will have a beautiful, high-tech bathroom. Popular options include high-end jet tubs that can shoot sounds waves through the water, as well as showers that can mimic falling rain. Electronic control panels on such tubs and showers make adjusting temperatures and other settings a breeze.

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