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Luxury real estate has continued to be successful despite the credit
crunch currently happening. An example can be seen in the Boston area,
where luxury home sales have increased by 8 percent. Such a trend can
also be seen in other parts of the country. Indeed, depending on how you
look at the issue, it can almost be said that the more expensive the real
estate is, the more likely it is to sell quickly.
Yet, when you really think about it, it's not hard to believe that luxury
real estate is doing so well. Remember, in order to qualify for these
homes, you need to be able to afford $1 million or more. And to be in
that position, you need to have a lot of assets or be independently
wealthy. If you possess either of these characteristics, you will be
viewed more favorably by lending institutions.
So, why would a person seek out luxury real estate? Well, firstly, the
properties are usually located in well-off neighborhoods. Country clubs,
golf courses and lakes are just a few amenities that can be found in
these types of neighborhoods... at least in suburban areas. If the real
estate is located in an urban area, they will be in close proximity to
metropolitan conveniences such as stores, restaurants and metro trains.
Luxury real estate may also have historic value. Some of the more
expensive homes were built between the 1800s and 1900s. So, in addition
to prestige, such houses are also able to provide their owners with a
more 'vintage' feel.
In conclusion, luxury real estate is a good choice for people who are
wealthy. Even for those who aren't, such properties can still be
attainable. How? Well, assuming that they have good jobs, they can work
their way into luxury homes by selling their existing properties. This
will help lower the price associated with the home, making the loan
amount more reasonable.
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