By Linda Bright for Florida Weekly Homes for Sale by Linda Bright
There has been a steady increase in homes sales month after month in 2013.
Luxury sales have been particularly robust. This is great news for sellers, and buyers can still benefit from the overall recovery of the housing market.
A couple, clients I have sold several homes to over the years, contacted me to ask me to connect with their son, Gordon, and daughter-in-law Tina. They were thrilled that they had finally made the decision to relocate to Palm Beach Gardens.
Gordon and Tina had been visiting their parents in Palm Beach Gardens for the last five years during the holidays to get away from the cold weather in Connecticut where they live. Gordon and Tina have a beautiful, high-end home they have shared with their three children for the past 15 years. Their kids are approaching college age and the feeling was unanimous for the entire family that they were ready to move to Florida.
Gordon, Tina and their children have great memories of visiting their parentsgrandparents in Palm Beach Gardens and wanted to focus their search on luxury homes in this area.
We focused on viewing homes in gated golf communities in Palm Beach Gardens. Both Gordon and Tina enjoy golf and the kids occasionally enjoy playing with them as a family. It was important to them to feel a sense of community upon moving to the area, and they knew this would be easily achieved with a country club community.
Since the inventory is limited in luxury homes, we discussed focusing on their top few priorities in what they wanted for their home.
Linda Bright of Mirasol Realty
Their priorities were unobstructed views, natural light, a practical, open floor plan and interesting architectural design.
I advised Gordon and Tina the position of a home on the property and the natural light that the interior of a home received has been known to improve resale value, so this was a great option to focus on.
Focusing an unobstructed view was another criteria for Gordon and Tina.
We discussed it’s important to love what you see when you look outside each day.
One of the things that Gordon and Tina enjoy most about their luxury home in Connecticut is the open floor plan as they often invited friends and family to enjoy their home with them. They planned on entertaining often, so we discussed that it would be important to choose a home which has enough space to maintain a clear separation between entertaining and private areas.
Architectural uniqueness was another priority for Tina and Gordon. I advised them that great architecture will retain value over time.
As Gordon and Tina began the search for luxury homes we recognized that there were limited opportunities.
Shortly after a home came on the market with the criteria they were looking for it had an offer on it. Gordon and Tina quickly recognized that there are many luxury buyers in the market looking for the same criteria they were looking for. We spent three consecutive days looking at every luxury home which met the criteria on the market.
I discussed with Gordon and Tina the importance of first choosing the community that fit their family’s needs and then focus on the home within that community.
We were fortunate enough to locate a home with all of the aspects they were looking for. Gordon and Tina did not hesitate to make a strong offer on the property.
They are happily living in a home in a country club community in Palm Beach Gardens. Gordon, Tina and their family regularly enjoy the amenities of their community. It happened to be the same community that their parents live in, where they created many holiday memories they enjoyed for years.
Many experts in the industry report the good news of the housing recovery and it promises to get even better.
The real estate industry has experienced many changes in the last few years, the positive news reflects the luxury homes are selling very well and there are many qualified buyers than in previous years. The demand for luxury homes in country club communities in Palm Beach Gardens and surrounding areas has been strong.
Luxury properties are selling, with buyers competing for a small list of high-end homes.
If you are considering purchasing a luxury home in the area and you locate the home that fits your family’s needs, it’s a great time to purchase you dream home now and moving forward into 2014.
— Linda Bright is a real estate professional with Mirasol Realty Operated by Fite Shavell & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org, 561-629- 4995.