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Location Matters

property locationWhen you are deciding which luxury home to invest in, loving the location is just as important as loving the property itself. Luxury properties are found in a variety of different locations, each offering something unique and desirable. The location of any home you are considering owning is crucial to your decision, but if you are investigating luxury homes, you will have an even bigger selection of what location your property will be situated in. When you have an idea what type of property and location you want to be situated in, there will be a lot of home owning preparations to make, but the initial stage is all about the dreaming. To aid you in your decision making on a luxury property, below are several of the most common location types of luxury properties.

Natural and wilderness property locations are those that are isolated among nature. This may be within forest land, on a mountainside, on a lakeside, in the desert or on the ocean. These appeal to those who love their privacy and appreciate a totally natural setting around them. This type of property can often be the most serene and therapeutic. Studies have found that people who live close to nature are generally healthier and more active than others.

Urban locations refer to inner city environments. The luxury homes found in urban settings are often mansions, as homes suited for a more natural environment would be out of place in an urban setting. An inner city environment is a good fit for people who do not require much privacy and enjoy the benefits of city living, such as convenience, entertainment and amenities.

Rural settings are some people’s first choice for property location. This type of environment usually consists of a more country setting. Rural locations are often among farm properties, ranch properties and other properties that consist of substantial acreage. For people who enjoy the company of neighbors but do not like the bustle of the city, a rural setting may be desirable.

Features of a Property

property featuresThere are a variety of different surroundings that your potential property may be situated within. It is important that when you are considering owning a luxury property, you ask yourself what kind of surroundings you are looking to gain. A location is a geographical place, but your surroundings refer to the environment immediately around you, such as the property’s setting, surrounding properties and neighbors. Some property surroundings you will encounter can greatly increase or decrease the value of your potential property.

Vacant undeveloped land is sometimes an option around your potential luxury home. This can mean one of several things. Either your potential property is the first one built in an immediate area and more lots will eventually be sold around you, your potential property is situated within a wilderness area that no one has plans to continue building on or your potential property consists of so many acres that no other property owner is in your immediate vicinity. This type of property tends to appeal to people who enjoy their privacy.

Housing communities refer to developments of luxury properties that were built together. Often gated and situated in a location with a view or impressive natural surroundings, communities of luxury properties may be custom built or they may be based on a certain number of models, but they always include the amenities that luxury home owners are used to such as high ceilings, swimming pools, fireplaces, a high volume of rooms, impressive square footage and surrounding land.

Other custom properties are similar to communities but there is more freedom in customizing the properties and landscapes. If you are investing in a custom luxury home that is situated within other custom luxury homes, your surroundings will look vastly different from that of a luxury home community development, primarily in that the amount of land separating the homes is usually much larger and the design of the homes varies considerably.