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Thinking Of Buying A Luxury Home? Read This

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Buying a luxury home is one of life’s pinnacle achievements. Many people spend their entire working lives slogging away and never get there.

In this post, we will take a look at some tips for buying a luxury home. Check them out below:

Understand How The Buying Process Works

Buying a luxury home follows a similar process to a conventional home. However, because the sums of money involved are so much higher, it pays to work with top real estate agents. These people actually understand how the market works.

Check The Local Neighborhood

You may believe that you’ve found the perfect home, but don’t forget to check the neighborhood. Your dream house could be right in the middle of a rough area.

Understand How Financing Works

There are multiple ways of financing a luxury property. Many owners take out mortgages and then pay down debt over time. However, you may want to take a different approach. If you have the money, you may be able to pay cash. However, you will need to discuss whether this is the best option for you with a financial advisor. In many cases, taking out a mortgage is actually cheaper.

Be Patient

Purchasing luxury real estate can take a long time — many months, in fact. During the process, you’ll spend a lot of time twiddling your thumbs. It can feel like it’s dragging on and on.

It can also take a lot of time to find a home that meets your needs. The luxury property market can be quite small, particularly in certain areas. There may simply only be a handful of homes that meet your requirements.

In both these cases, the trick is to be patient. Don’t be afraid of waiting around for a few months for the perfect property to appear. Avoid the temptation to sell your existing home fast for a lower price — it could leave you many thousands of dollars out of pocket.

Look For Strong Resale Values

The ticket price on luxury homes can be extremely high. For this reason, it is crucial to look for high resale values.

Don’t assume that prices in the area are going to go up and up. Check the trajectory for homes in your bracket, say $2 million and up. Find out if they are increasing, and how fast.

If you notice that they are not moving with the rest of the market, it suggests a problem. Perhaps wealthy people don’t want to move to the area. And perhaps that situation will continue in the future. You don’t want to get into a situation where you are losing money on your investment.

Don’t Overextend

While it’s tempting to overextend on a property, it’s not a good idea, even if you are well off. Just look for a property that offers good value.
Sometimes, the price of a luxury property can double, just because it has a certain address. If you don’t care about branding, then you could go for the cheaper option. Your bank balance will thank you for it.


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About the Author

Kaya Wittenburg

Blog Author and CEO

Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

He is here to help you use real estate as a vehicle to develop your own personal empire and feel deeply satisfied along the way. If you have an interest in buying, selling or renting property in South Florida, contact Kaya today.

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