Luxury buyers swoon over these 5 amenities

Today’s luxury buyer is looking for new technology mixed in with some upgraded features. Here are five amenities high-end buyers will pay top dollar for.

Aging Down: The Face of Luxury Shifts

Buyers aged 25-49 are considerably shaping the upper-end market, according to recently released research by Luxury Portfolio International®. Seventy-eight percent of buyers in the 25-49 group—”The New Aristocracy”—are interested in 5,000-square-foot-plus homes, the research reveals. They also have a preference for Brick Georgian, Modern, Victorian or Tudor homes, but with commercial-grade kitchens and security systems. […]

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Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: $1 Million a Week, Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home Easy Tips to Stage Your Home With Toddlers Around Buying a luxury home isn’t as straightforward a process as one […]

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Chinese buyers most attracted to $10 million-plus Los Angeles homes

Recent comments and actions from one luxury brokerage suggests Los Angeles-area home listings priced above $10 million should continue to be pursued by Chinese buyers this year. Prominent luxury brokerage John Aaroe Group recently teamed with China’s l…

Shape your business model to cater to the new luxury buyer

Over the past 50 years, the luxury real estate market has transformed. Luxury properties are no longer just for the ultra-rich or celebrity figures, they’ve instead been redefined and reshaped by the buyer’s market itself. Gone are the days of $10 million dollar penthouses, and in are more affordable luxury properties fit for a broader and more varying audience …

Building a luxury property roadshow from Kauai to Silicon Valley

It’s a pleasant evening in Palo Alto, and a group of 25 tech entrepreneurs, their wives and friends, plus a sprinkling of architects and designers, are gathered in a nice restaurant at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel. In charge of all of this wit…

Building a luxury property roadshow from Kauai to Silicon Valley

It’s a pleasant evening in Palo Alto, and a group of 25 tech entrepreneurs, their wives and friends, plus a sprinkling of architects and designers, are gathered in a nice restaurant at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel. In charge of all of this wit…

Reeling ruble has Russians backing out of luxury home purchases

A sharp tumble in the value of the ruble has prompted some Russian real estate investors to try to break their American real estate contracts. New York-based lawyer Marlen Kruzhkov has seen a surge in the number of Russians seeking …

Survey: Affluent homebuyers will give up space for amenities

The vast majority of luxury homebuyers used an agent, are willing to give up square footage for an amenity they want and wouldn’t live in a home that isn’t tech-friendly, according to a survey commissioned by Better Homes and Gardens Real …