If you’re in the market to buy a house, you may have already looked at several properties. In general, home buyers spend roughly ten weeks searching. During this time, they tend to look at a median of ten homes.
Have you been looking at homes for sale online? Have you found a sufficient number of available listings within your price range? Many prospective buyers prefer to begin their home search online, and this was the strategy used by 42% of recent home purchasers. For 14% of recent home buyers, however, their first step was to contact a real estate agent.
A survey conducted by the Annual National Association of Realtors in 2015 found that 87% of recent buyers used a real estate agent or broker to purchase their home. It’s important to note that 88% of these individuals stated that in addition to using the same agent again, they would also recommend their agent to other prospective home buyers.
When looking at luxury homes for sale, many home buyers have a list of must-haves. Depending on the expected purchasing price, which might range from $150,000-to-$500,000 or more, some of these features may be essential and expected, while others are desirable:
- Central air conditioning
- Eat-in kitchen
- Kitchen warming drawer
- New kitchen appliances
- Stainless steel appliances
- Master bedroom walk-in closet
It’s interesting to note that 60% of prospective buyers are willing to pay more for certain features. This include central air conditioning, new kitchen appliances, and a master bedroom walk-in closet. When considering a home without a fireplace, around 40% of buyers said that they would be willing to spend extra money for renovations to have one or more fireplaces added.
If you’ve looked at a number of homes and haven’t found one that you love yet, you may want to consider having a custom house built. With a custom house, all of the above amenities can be included as well as other features that are essential to your lifestyle and taste.
Another benefit of having a custom house built is that you can also choose from a variety of floor plans. Furthermore, once you’ve decided to have a custom home built, you will want to work closely with a new construction realtor. The benefit of working with a realtor that specializes in new construction is that they have the experience necessary to assist you throughout this process.
When you build a custom home, there are so many options available. In addition to working with an architect and designer on your interior floor plans and features, you can also have them assist you with the exteriors, such as landscaping and outdoor living spaces.