Tuesday, 7 July 2015

What to Look for in a Home

Now that you are in a foreign land and would need an extra assistance in bargaining for a home, The Peterson Group Bespoke Condominium and Residences which pairs you up with the best and the most suitable luxury residential that suits your needs and desires in the cities of Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is very glad to provide some insights on what you should be looking for in a house:

1. Unobstructed views and light
An apartment interior that is open to the outdoors and lets in lots of natural light improves your mood—and resale value. That openness is usually more important than outdoor space. Do you look at a park, a river, a bridge or a skyline? Are these views protected? Understanding the surrounding air rights and zoning allowances of neighboring buildings will give you a pretty good handle on your risks.

2. Ceiling height
The higher the better, up to about 14 feet (after that you’ll be getting diminishing marginal returns). Instead of looking at square footage, consider cubic footage. There’s almost no such thing as a luxury apartment with 8.5-foot ceilings. (An exception: An apartment with especially good unobstructed views and light that offsets the penalty from lower ceilings.)

3. Architectural uniqueness.
Who wouldn’t want a unique design for their own? Aside from good aesthetics, good architecture also retains value. You can ask your agent who your architect is and review the artist’s achievement. Go for one who has a good track record. While it’s obvious how the building is perceived today, consider how it will be looked upon in a few decades. Of course, you should also consider your taste if it is also incorporated with the design. Comfort, of course, should be your first priority, to be able to call the place a “home”. If you are not a visionary, at least look for “good bones”: a solid foundation, unusual details, high-grade materials and an artistic component.

4. Storage
This is one of the most important factors when looking for a condominium. Do you have so much staff that needs bigger and safer storage? A closet is a good plus in a condominium. Another option is to create a customized a closet of your own but do you have enough space to put it up?

5. Practical Layout
Be careful not to choose a condominium which has warning signs and asbestos peeking through the holes or spaces. Also, make sure you have your own private space. Of course, since you are getting a luxury apartment, you would want to invite some friends over. Make sure you maintain a clear separation between your social and private areas.

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