By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
When it comes to luxurious living, location is the crown jewel of home ownership. But which high-end amenities offer a return on investment — and should therefore be considered — and which don’t?
Strong curb appeal
Everyone wants a nicely manicured lawn and attractive landscaping, but going overboard with extras such as complex water features, animal-shaped hedges or a jungle-themed entryway is not universally appealing, and could be detrimental to your home’s value.
Master bedroom with a walk-in closet
Most people spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, so these spaces need to be extra special. A serene retreat — complete with large, fully functioning boutique-style walk-in closets — represents the ideal for many homeowners.
Spacious bathrooms that offer serenity and solitude — with soaking tubs, steam showers and heated floors — are highly desirable. But installing a hot tub that comfortably seats six is going overboard.
High-end audio-video systems
Deluxe home theater and stereo equipment doesn’t have lasting value, because this technology becomes outdated so quickly. Unless you’re installing a home theater for your own long-term enjoyment, think in simplistic terms. Typically, if the residence is wired for custom audio-video, then you’re all set.
In-ground swimming pool
While an in-ground swimming pool is expected in some parts of the country, like Arizona and Florida, a pool in more seasonal climates often doesn’t add much value to your home and could even decrease its value.
Why? Pools are a high-maintenance, costly feature that many consider dangerous, especially families with young children. And adding water slides, waterfalls, virtual amusement parks and other backyard elaborations is a financial no-no.
Please note that this Scottsdale Real Estate Blog is for informational purposes and not intended to take the place of a licensed Scottsdale Real Estate Agent. The Szabo Group offers first class real estate services to clients in the Scottsdale Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area in the buying and selling of Luxury homes in Arizona. Award winning Realtors and Re/MAX top producers and best real estate agent for Luxury Homes in Scottsdale, The Szabo group delivers experience, knowledge, dedication and proven results. Contact Joe Szabo at 480.688.2020, info@ScottsdaleRealEstateTeam.com or visit www.scottsdalerealestateteam.com to find out more about Scottsdale Homes for Sale and Estates for Sale in Scottsdale and to search the Scottsdale MLS for Scottsdale Home Listings.
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