If you are lucky enough to be looking to purchase a new luxurious home to live in then the timing is great as good quality luxurious house prices are on the downwards trend which means you could pick up an amazing bargain.
But what should you be lookin for in a luxurious house? How do you get it at a price you can afford? Lets try and answer some of the questions and more with some basic tips to help you on your next house purchase.
Where Should You Start Looking?
The first thing you need to decide when you start looking for a new house to buy is what areas or cities you are interested in. Factors may include being near to where you work or being close to family and loved ones. If you can only search within a small area on the map you may find your options are either limited or you may need to pay over the odds for the house of your dreams.
However if you can go further out on your search radius you should be able to find many more suitable options which could save you a lot of money.
Decide what it is you’re looking for in your luxurious home, making a list to help you when you begin your search. Once you have done this your first port of call should be on the internet as most estate agents will have their most recent listings online to help you search.
If Money Is No Object
If money isn’t a factor in deciding which next house you should buy then take a look at some of the most expensive homes in your area to try and get inspiration for what you are looking for.
Richard Morrison Vancouver Homes lists some of the richest areas and houses to live in Vancouver, which you could take inspiration from.
You could also decide to build a new and luxurious house from scratch but there are downsides as well upsides to doing this. You would be able to create the house of your dreams by designing or hiring a designer to help mould the house in your vision.
However if you are keen to move soon to your new luxurious house it will definitely be quicker to buy an already existing house as building a new one from scratch can take upwards of eighteen months, sometimes even longer depending on the specs and size.
Take Your Time With The Searching Process
Buying a new house can be incredibly stressful even more so when buying an expensive luxurious one as you may have less options on the table.
Take your time though when searching, do not rush into a quick hasty decision that you may regret later on. Try and broaden your search area as well as being adaptable with your list of needs.
For example if you are looking for a house that has at least five bedrooms and you find what could be your dream house but it only has four bedrooms do not instantly rule it out. Be flexible with what you are looking for and don’t forget you can always look to remodel a house to suit your needs.
When You Find The Right House
Although you should never rush the searching process when you do find that ideal property, do not delay in moving things forward when you have come to a decision to buy.
If you take too long to put in an offer there is every chance you could miss out as it is currently a buyers market, so luxurious houses can be sold relatively quickly compared to a decade ago.
So when you have made that decision to put in an offer, how much should it be? A good place to start is by talking to your estate agent, find out how long it has been on the market for, if it has been for sale for quite a while you may be able to get it cheaper than its asking price.
Find out from your estate agent if they are aware of any other interested parties as again this may affect your decision. Once you have worked out a figure put the offer in and do not delay.
There is no worse feeling than missing out on the house of your dreams because you took too long or were slow to put an offer in.