For those with a larger budget to spend on their property, investing in a luxury home can be a highly attractive option. Featuring amenities that other properties simply do not have, living in one of these houses or condos can provide an unbeatable level of peace, comfort and total indulgence.
When looking for a property that fits the “luxury” label, however, there are some specific features and qualities that you should look out for. These will ensure that you get the most out of your budget and find a home that you will love spending time in.
Firstly, any home with a “luxury” tag should come with great views; this is non-negotiable. Although many regular properties will have nice views of parks, gardens or even the sea or a lake, many also find themselves vi’s-à-vis neighbouring properties, busy roads, car parks and other not-so-pleasant scenery.
It goes without saying, therefore, that if you are paying a premium for luxury homes, there should be a vista to match. Many property developers will ensure that this is part of your package, with every building in the luxury property designed for extensive views over a variety of scenic areas – without looking into your neighbours’ windows.
A second feature that all luxury homes should have is easy access to local amenities. Again, the luxury label should mean that you are getting the best of everything, and this is why these condos or houses come at a premium. Do not settle, therefore, on a so-called luxury property which is inconvenient for you in any way, shape or form.
It is indeed possible to find these kinds of properties in downtown areas, near major parks, near quality schools and universities and within easy reach of public transport. When you are searching for top-of-the-range property, you should expect that what you are investing in is prime real estate in one of the best and most convenient areas of town.
Thirdly, your new home should offer you an excellent level of security. This can be in the form of an integrated security system throughout the property, or even a manned security post in the building, in order to ensure that residents feel safe and protected at all times. Security should not only extend to the condos or house, however.
If you have a vehicle, ensure that the luxury homes you are looking at offer secure – and preferably underground or enclosed – parking, as this will offer optimal protection of your vehicles. As luxury properties are potentially a target for crime, high levels of security are essential.
A fourth thing that you should demand from your home is all the latest and highest quality fittings, including triple-glazed windows, electrics, plumbing, heating and insulation. If you are splurging on buying your new home, the last thing you want is to end up spending on fixing faulty wiring or heating in a property that always seems to be cold.
As well as the looks of your home, it should also be highly functional. Make sure that the property developer has put everything in place so you can enjoy an unparalleled level of comfort and convenience in your new condo or house.
Lastly, all luxury homes should come with an exceptional standard of finish, whether this is in tiling,painting, parquet flooring, bathroom and kitchen furnishings or light fittings. For a property to truly deserve its luxury label, property developers should not have skimped in any of these areas, instead only choosing the most gorgeous and highly functional fittings.
When thinking of buying such a home, check with the property developer or seller who designed the home, which fittings were chosen and why, and where they were bought from. In new builds, you may also have the opportunity to add your own selection of finishes during construction, which is certainly one alternative way of getting a luxury finish that you are sure to love.