Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Does size Matter in the Wilmington NC Luxury Home?

Price per square foot has long been equated with defining a home’s value or degree of luxury. Pre-2008, many luxury communities experienced sales of more than $800 per square foot, while tract homes, or houses in so-called less desired areas, would sell for less than $100 per square foot.

Size does matter in Luxury Homes.  Where we are seeing the size of homes shrink to the average buyer as they take into operating costs.  The Luxury Home buyer typically does not have the majority of their wealth invested in their home. The amenities that come in luxury homes vary by area. In Wilmingont NC, the Luxury homes typically feature vaulted, cathedral, or high ceilings with extensive crown molding, hardwood or stone flooring, and incredible views or an expansive lot. Other items they include media rooms, wine cellars, and security systems, as well as zoned heating and air. The accompanying garages house three or more cars. Kitchens are a big deal,” Tina Abraham says. Luxury home owners expect granite countertops, custom cabinets, double ovens and micro-waves, and top-of-the-line appliances. “It’s all Viking, Thermador, or Bosch” .