Things to Look for When Buying a Luxury Home

The Valley of the Sun is a prime location to buy a luxury home, and if you’ve been thinking about purchasing a luxury home in the area (either as a vacation home or a full-time residence), now is a great time to buy. Before you begin your luxury home search, however, it is wise to have a solid idea of what you’re looking for in terms of features, amenities, and other aspects of your ideal home. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of the top four things our buyers tend to want when looking for a luxury home.

1. Area Amenities

Consider a luxury home with neighborhood amenities that align with your lifestyle. Many luxury communities in the area boast beautiful clubhouses with indoor/outdoor pools, tennis courts, and exercise facilities. Or, if you’d prefer a secluded outside the confines of an established neighborhood, consider the importance of area amenities like parks, shopping, dining, and more. One of the best aspects of buying luxury real estate in the Phoenix area is that there are numerous neighborhoods and districts that offer something for everyone.

2. Smart Features

There is no shortage of smart home features available today, so if home automation is something you’re interested in, keep an eye out for homes with these features. From smart door locks and lighting systems to automated irrigation and security systems, automation can save you time and make your life easier by allowing you to control many aspects of your home from your smartphone or similar device. These features can be especially appealing for those interested in buying real estate to use primarily as a vacation home.

3. A Gourmet Kitchen

A gourmet, chef’s kitchen is a must for most luxury home buyers—even ones who aren’t necessarily talented in the kitchen. Commercial-grade appliances, hard-surface counter tops (granite and quartz are popular), and gas cook tops are all must-haves for anybody who is serious about cooking. Other luxury options to consider include warming drawers for food and a built-in wine fridge for keeping vino chilled to the perfect temperature.

4. Great Outdoor Space

One of the best aspects of living in the Phoenix area is the gorgeous weather, so finding a property that is as luxurious on the outside as it is inside is a must. Today’s luxury buyers enjoy homes with spa-like pools and hot tubs, as well as lush landscaping and entertaining space. If outdoor entertaining is a priority for you, consider scoping out homes with full outdoor kitchens, wet bars, and shaded lounging space.

These are just a few features to look for in your luxury home purchase. For assistance in finding and purchasing your ideal home in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas, our team at Walt Danley Realty is ready to assist you!