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What Makes a Luxury Home?


Posted: February 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM by Honor Tarpenning

Southeastern North Carolina provides the perfect setting for a lavish way of life, and our market features vast and varied properties that appeal to luxury consumers. At Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, we know luxury, and our continued success in listing and selling high-end properties is one of many ways we have maintained our place as the Number-One Real Estate Company in our region for 17 years. 

What is Luxury?

Luxury Homes come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. From scenic homes with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway to estate properties with acres for horses to roam, from expansive downtown condos, to beach houses right on the Atlantic, and picture-perfect masterpieces overlooking the fairway, these scenes and settings cater to a wide variety of needs and interests but they all have many things in common too. First and foremost, they are properties of the highest quality. These homes are made with exceptional craftsmanship and first-class materials. 

Experiential features and other amenities are fundamental to luxury living. Whether it be outdoor kitchens, lush and extravagant gardens, game and media rooms, boat slips and lifts, saltwater pools, elevators, or stables, we can help you find the features that shape your definition of optimal living. 

Aesthetics are a major factor in the luxury home—these listings appealing to the eye, but they are also aesthetically unique; not necessarily one-of-a-kind, but absolutely special. Substantial character is certainly a defining quality of true luxury. These homes often include trey ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting, custom built-ins and details, accents, and otherwise interesting architectural designs.

“70% of affluent consumers cited location as the most important factor in the decision to purchase a residential property,” according to a Coldwell Banker study. Luxury buyers seek proximity to a lively community rich in culture, and our market, which stretches from Jacksonville, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC, features a prosperous and growing economy, bolstered, in part, by an enormous tourism industry. The city of Wilmington is alive with the sorts of industry which draw luxury clientele, including feature filmmaking, posh restaurants, upscale nightspots, and entertainment venues which draw acts with international acclaim. 

Smarter Homes, Smarter Agents

With the exponential advancement and ubiquity of Smart Home Tech, luxury buyers are seeking advanced technological features in their home purchase more than ever.

According to the YouGov Affluent Perspective 2016 Global Study, 76% of respondents are looking for sustainability technology in their next home. Coldwell Banker chose to lead the charge into the future of Smart Home Tech by devising a comprehensive definition of the term "Smart Home" in conjunction with CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews.

Coldwell Banker intends to further dominate this portion of the industry by making our agents even Smarter. Coldwell Banker University (CBU) in collaboration with CEDIA, the leading trade association for 22,000 Smart Home manufacturers and installers, has developed an industry-first Smart Home certificate program. Learn more about Smart Home Tech

Whether you’re looking for that special property that says Home to you, or you want to put the sale of your home in the safest possible hands, there’s no question that Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage REALTORS® are your best bet when it comes to buying and selling luxury homes.  

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