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What are luxury buyers looking for in a home (1)

Luxury buyers look for anything but cookie-cutter, while convenience, style and recreation opportunities make the top of their wish list.

A ranch-style featuring a designer kitchen, blended living space and mixed-metal trimmings — such a house would embody 2017 luxury, so long as it was also decked out in smart home technology.
That’s according to twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, co-founders of Scott Brothers Entertainment and Scott Living.
The duo and HGTV hosts — real estate agent (Drew) and fixer-upper transformer (Jonathan) — launched their first book this year, New York Times’ best-seller Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide To Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House, along with a luxury home project in Las Vegas: Dream Homes by Scott Living.

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The project offers well-to-do buyers the chance to snag a new build from their portfolio of customizable original designs.
What do the brothers have to say about this year’s biggest luxury design trends, features and homebuyer requests? Which investments add value, and where should the top 1 percent of sellers refrain from splurging?
What are high-end buyers looking for in their homes this year?
Drew and Jonathan Scott: Interestingly, for high-end buyers, we see single-story homes around 5,800 to 7,000 square feet outselling multistory properties with more space.
A major feature these buyers are looking for is a 6-plus car garage to showcase their toys.
Generally, these buyers want designer-styled kitchens with a lot of commercial appliance upgrades. Plus, tech is huge.

They expect smart house automation, such as LED wall pads where they can adjust lighting and thermostats. Voice activation, top-of-the-line security systems and infrared exterior cameras are all a given with any luxury home buyer.

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