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Luxury Real Estate Defined

luxury real estateWhile the term “luxury” can be subjective, a luxury home or luxury real estate is generally defined as a property priced within the top 5-10% of a given real estate market. In most markets that is a home of value of more then one million dollars in the Los Angeles market it’s defined by an entry-level price of about $2 million.

However, there’s more to luxury than a price tag, a home that may have a unique quality or distinct feature that makes it stand out in the luxury real estate marketing arena. One’s perspective has as much to do with the definition as does the opulence, location or architectural significance of a particular property. We offer the following common characteristics of homes classified as luxury:

Exclusive location

Luxury starts from the ground up, and requires a home to be built on pristine property that usually offers an exclusive view. This includes lakefront, mountaintop and ocean-side real estate.

Natural Materials

There’s nothing mass produced about a high-end home, especially when it comes to the material it was constructed with. Common luxury materials include hardwood, marble and granite – all of which carry a timeless beauty, and are built to last.

Clean Design

Luxury calls for a clean and crisp design that is timeless rather than on-trend. Too much clutter can appear cheap rather than chic. That’s why luxury features the very best of a home’s collection, resulting in a richer look.

Harmony

In an upscale home, every element of the house works together in harmony. A luxury home can be classic, contemporary or transitional, but conforms to a consistent style of architecture, furniture, décor and landscape.

Attention to Detail

Detailed décor finishes off a luxurious look, and is handled with the same amount of care and thoughtfulness as constructing the home. While luxury can be bought, it can’t be mass-produced – so decorating an interior to be luxurious takes time to get to details just right.

Has the Real Estate Market Peaked

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One of the oddest things about this current housing market is the dwindling amount of supply. For areas like Los Angeles and nationwide, total housing supply has been on a downward trajectory since 2010. While an environment of rising home prices, less supply, and hungry buyers would lead you to believe that more home building would be occurring, not much of that has actually happened.Though the housing market is recovering nicely, it is not doing

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Luxury Loans Surge To Record Levels

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Banks are handing out mortgages of as much as $10 million to the wealthy in record numbers while first-time home buyers struggle to get loans. Wealthy borrowers are having an easier time getting a mortgage, with banks issuing a record number of mortgages in excess of $1 million while continuing to keep lending tight for first-time home buyers, Bloomberg News reports.

These high-net-worth borrowers do act differently than first-time buyers, who borrow because they have

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Los Angeles Real Estate Surging

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There is very little doubt that the real estate market is on much firmer ground that it was five years ago. Along the California coast, it’s not merely challenging to find reasonably priced real estate – it’s nearly impossible. Home values are rapidly rising and a confluence of factors will likely continue to drive the market even higher. Pent-up demand, job growth and still-slow mortgage rates continue to put pressure on home prices. The median

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Summer Home Buyers Should Be Happy

There’s been a dramatic change in the housing market lately, and it’s almost all good news for homebuyers. Home shoppers may find there’s good reason to breathe a sigh of relief this summer.. They pointed to higher inventories, fewer bidding wars, and slowing home prices as welcoming signs for home buyers this year.What we are seeing is homebuyers who have become more disciplined than before, still pouncing on the A+ homes in the best school

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