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The U.S. real estate market in the south has a lot to offer buyers right now. So if you’ve been waiting to become a move-up buyer or first-time homeowner, this season remains the best time to buy a luxury home in Charlotte, NC! And since no two luxury homes are alike, here’s a look at some of the hottest trends for you to consider when buying or building a luxury home in Charlotte:
The average luxury home ranges from 5,000 – 7,000 square feet; and many of these homes are single level, rather than multi-story because of the ability to add in vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, and a sunporch or deck for entertaining, to make for a truly elegant living space with customized features in every room.
Many luxury homes for sale in Charlotte feature as many as 5-car garages for your prized possessions.
Home buyers want top-of-the-line appliances with smart technology and lots of ample storage solutions, and customized countertops and cabinetry.
Adjustable lighting, voice activated alarm systems, and programmable thermostats are just some of the options most requested for home automation features in a luxury home.
Spacious Walk-in Closets
Master bedrooms have one or more large walk-in closets, many with an island.
Upscale Master Bathrooms
From garden baths to steam showers, claw-barted tubs, and even bidets, bathrooms in luxury homes are elegant, classy, and focused on your optimal comfort in mind.
Indoor or Outdoor Sports Courts
The addition of an enclosed area for playing sports and other recreational activities has become popular for things like indoor or outdoor basketball or tennis, a pool, or even as a fitness or game room.
If you are buying a luxury home anywhere throughout North Carolina, you can take advantage of a waterfront view or hilly backdrop, depending on your style.
Doorknobs, handles, faucets, and lighting fixtures are all decked out with a variety of finishes that complement each other for an interesting mix throughout the home. The most popular finishes include bronze, brushed nickel, chrome, or antique brass.
Disappearing or Collapsible Window Walls
In luxury homes, the layout flow is generally open, and having the least amount of barriers between your indoor and outdoor living spaces has become increasingly popular. By using bi-folding or moving glass wall systems and doors, you don’t have to sacrifice the panoramic view.
Are you ready to see what Charlotte has to offer? For a portfolio and tour of Charlotte area luxury homes, contact luxury neighborhood experts at Showcase Realty at 704-997-3794 or send us a message here!
Almost every region has experienced a booming housing market, with the demand for homes greatly surpassing the amount of inventory available. Luxury homes however have had a different experience, with upper-end supply still having a high amount of inventory to sell.
Because of the higher supply of homes, prices have not had the ability to sky rocket like the low and mid-range markets. With the larger inventory and great mortgage rates, those who are thinking of buying luxury homes should consider making some moves in today's market.
3 Major Reasons You Should Buy a Luxury Home Now:
1. Availability - More Luxury Homes to Sell
In an article from the Wall Street Journal, it was explained that more inventory is available in the upper-end market with less is available in the lower to mid-tier price range. The graph below displays the increase/decrease of inventory in the first 4 months for 2016, in comparison to 2015.
2. Reasonable Pricing for Luxury Homes
Another article by the Wall Street Journal discussed luxury market prices, explaining that decreased price adjustments are much more common for the luxury market in comparison to lower-priced markets. They further added that:
The growing number of price cuts suggests luxury-home sellers are becoming more realistic about property values as sales have slowed, said several real-estate veterans.
These findings suggest a more generous list of luxury homes to choose from, with the opportunity to land the property for a reduced price.
3. Lower Mortgage Rates
Larger mortgage rates for “jumbo” loans on luxury homes were one of their main drawbacks in the past.
It has been explained, however by HSH.com that 30-year fixed jumbo rates recently decreased enough to break the previous record-low set in April by two basis points, reaching 3.66%.
Quit dreaming about your perfect home and start living in it! Now is a great time to enter the luxury property market with larger selections, lower prices and better mortgage rates. The time to act is now!
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