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Trends in Luxury Real Estate

Posted by VIP Realty on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 2:18pm.

San Antonio boasts a dynamic economy and a thriving housing market. In particular, San Antonio’ s luxury housing market is showing signs of excellent growth, thanks to an exceptional supply of luxury homes on the market. San Antonio luxury homes can be found in any number of luxury neighborhoods, including Olmos Park, Alamo Heights, the Dominion and Terrell Hills, just to name a few. From expansive lots to architecturally significant – and sometimes historic – homes, real estate in San Antonio is exquisite.

For many, it is no secret that the San Antonio luxury housing market is generally dynamic, given that the San Antonio economy continues to grow. From business and high-end corporate relocation to retirees heading where the weather is temperate and the sky is blue, it’s certainly no wonder why the housing market continues to grow at a healthy rate. Combine that with the excellent work force in Houston and the many business and employment opportunities available in a wide variety of sectors, and it becomes clear that San Antonio is poised for an excellent future.

If you are in the market for San Antonio luxury homes, you may be quite surprised to learn that luxury is now reaching a whole new level. San Antonio luxury homes with granite countertops, whirlpool tubs and steam showers are the norm; in fact, you can often find these features in moderately priced homes throughout San Antonio. It’s the newest trends in luxury homes that will knock your socks off:

  • Spa-inspired bathrooms – Don’t expect the usual jetted tub and double vanity when you begin your search for San Antonio luxury bathrooms; instead, expect a spa experience. Today’s luxury homes now have such four-star-hotel-inspired themes as oversized saunas, vertical spas, towel warmer drawers, and heated floors. You can also expect eco-friendly touches, such as nontoxic building materials and natural building materials. Most master suites will feature oversized spa bathrooms; many of which are as big as the bedrooms themselves.
  • Smart homes – Today’s San Antonio luxury homes are decidedly “smart,” as they integrate technology into every conceivable area of the home. From security systems to home automation, expect to control nearly every area of your luxury home with the touch of a button. Expect the price tags for these smart systems to hover in the $40,000 range.
  • Sustainable environments – From super energy-efficient windows and doors to eco-friendly flooring and water-conserving faucets, expect today’s luxury homes to keep a close eye on the environment, and the impact that homes have on it. Think glass, metal and stone instead of plastic, for example, or forest service-certified wood and chemical-free glues.
  • Indoor/Outdoor living spaces – With the trend of staying home instead of vacationing away comes a renewed interest in indoor/outdoor spaces. Don’t, however, expect these spaces to be ho-hum. Expect expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows that completely open to reveal an outdoor living space, as well as outdoor gourmet kitchens with stainless steel grills, granite countertops, and wine coolers, just to name a few.

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