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Modern Features That Buyers Want in Luxurious New Homes

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If you are considering the construction of a new home but plan to sell the property in the near future, you may want to select the most modern features to help increase the value of the structure. Many older homes require extensive updates and renovations before they are ready to be placed on the market. However, they may be sold as-is, leaving the renovation work to the homebuyer. Thus, buyers often prefer new construction. The up-to-date features of a new house are likely to remain relevant for the next few years.

Here are some modern features that buyers look for when selecting a luxurious new home.

1. Smart Technology

Many new homes are equipped with technology that allows the home to be controlled and monitored remotely using a simple smartphone. The technology permits the homeowner to control the lighting, appliances, and thermostat from their phone. Additionally, the owner may be able to remotely lock and unlock doors, start a bath, or turn on music. With remote monitoring, the owner can see what is taking place on the property. Some monitoring systems even include motion activation technology that transmits images when motion is detected.

Homeowners who travel regularly can easily control their property, no matter where they are in the world. The technology is often internet-based, so the owner does not have to be near their property to use their smart system.

2. Wine Room

Many buyers who are interested in luxury homes enjoy wine on a regular basis and may even have their own wine collection. A wine room is a timeless addition to a living space and can add interest and value to the home. The temperature-controlled room should be equipped with clear shelving that allows collectors to easily labels and display their best wines. Although an older luxury home may have a wine cellar, in newer homes, the wine room is often adjacent to the kitchen for ready accessibility.

3. Gourmet Kitchen

The kitchen of a new luxury home is often a focal point of prospective buyers. Many people prefer high-end, modern finishes, restaurant-grade appliances, large pantries, warming drawers, and touch-activated sinks. For buyers who cook as a hobby, a poorly equipped or out-dated kitchen could be enough to have them forgo an otherwise suitable new home. 

To see a wide selection of homes in your area, schedule a consultation with a local real estate professional who specializes in new home construction.