Gettin' Real: A Real Estate BlogGettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

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Gettin' Real: A Real Estate Blog

Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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Features To Prioritize In A Luxury Home

Buying your first luxury home is a life-changing experience. When you plan to spend more than you have ever spent on a home before, you want to make sure you get the most out of your purchase. Luxury homes have more amenities than less expensive homes, so you may not be completely familiar with the most important and prized features they have to offer. Before you ask your real estate agent for a list of homes to check out, make sure they find homes that have the following features.


Even the most beautiful and high-tech home in the world simply wouldn't be worth investing in if it weren't in a great location. Location is about more than a home's proximity to your work or family members. A great location for a luxury home should include access to extra amenities. These features can include breathtaking views that are unblocked by human development, beautifully maintained gardens that extend beyond the property line, and convenient access to a golf course, lake, or event center. When a luxury home has any of these features, living in it is like living in a new world where comfort extends beyond your front door. Make sure your real estate agent knows which of these amenities you prioritize so you can enjoy every aspect of your property.

Security Features

Buying a luxury home means committing to a higher lifestyle. Typically, these kinds of lifestyles involve expensive home upgrades, including high-tech entertainment options and ample secure storage space for luxury items. With so much to protect, luxury homes often come with extra security features. Some of these homes are in gated communities with gate guards hired by the homeowners association. Other homes come with advanced home security systems and on-site living quarters for security guards. Even if you want to live out in the country, far away from a gated community, your luxury home should still feature top-tier security installations, including camera systems, high-quality fences, and alarm systems. 

Smart Home–Ready Installations

As technology has improved, so have luxury homes. These homes are typically on the cutting edge of smart home technology, so they may come with in-ceiling speakers, smart lighting rigs, smart thermostats, and smart appliances. Some homes even come with smart home hubs pre-installed. Smart home technology will help you streamline your life. You can control your lights and music with voice commands and turn off your oven from anywhere. Make sure your new luxury home is equipped to bring your lifestyle into the 2020s.

To learn more about luxury homes, contact a real estate agent in your area.