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Best Search Methods for Finding Your Luxury Home

July 16, 2018

You’re ready to reward yourself with a luxury home. You know where you want to live and the type of home you want. This is just the start. Like any homebuyer, you need to prioritize the features. However, when trying to find that truly distinctive home—one that exceeds your expectations—you need to find the right resources to guide you efficiently toward your goal. Forbes Capretto Homes offers this roadmap of the best search methods for finding your luxury home.

Know your style.

Think about the style of the home you want, like Craftsman, Traditional, or Ranch. Take the time to understand what you like about this particular architecture. Is it the abundance of windows, a front porch, the lines or details, or something else? It’s good to be clear on not just what you like, but why you like these features, so that you can communicate it to your builder or real estate agent and streamline the search.

Research the possibilities.

A luxury home has luxury features, but which ones matter to you? Look into the amenities that would be a good fit for you. A gourmet kitchen with a butler’s pantry gives you the ability to pursue your passion for cooking and entertaining. Custom cabinetry extends the look and function of the kitchen—like multi-tiered drawers, pull-out pantry, and a hideaway for your small appliances. A unique backsplash can also define luxury in your kitchen, along with the light and plumbing fixtures, vent hood, countertops, and flooring.

The owners bath offers other opportunities for luxury amenities. A walk-through shower is gaining popularity. Free-standing bathtubs are available in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors, and bathroom designers are now trending toward perching this tub on an island.

The outdoor kitchen is another space that commands attention from people who are buying a luxury home. You can equip your outdoor living space with every feature you need to prepare complete meals outdoors—like a pizza oven, warming drawer, wine fridge, cabinets, and bar.

Envision the way you want to live, and the features that will pamper you in that style.

Explore the locations.

You’ve narrowed your luxury home search to a particular region, maybe even a specific city or town. You can do a lot of research online to learn about the community. Check out the quality of the schools at Go to to gain insight into cities and towns, like property taxes, healthcare and healthy living statistics, things to do, and the economic profile.

Find a partner who understands luxury homebuilding.

Finding the luxury home that delivers on all of your needs requires teaming with people who are experienced in this niche. The right builder and real estate agent specialize in luxury homes and the features that set them apart. It’s often the small details that will remind you through the years that you made the right choice—the custom backsplash that you admire every time you’re washing dishes or the shape of the window in your dining nook as you sip your morning coffee there. It’s the curb appeal of your front entry from season to season, and the style of the garage doors that the builder recommended. It could be the custom shelves in your walk-in closet, the space you worked so closely with the builder’s designer to get just right.

When you’re searching for luxury New Homes in Western New York, talk to us at Forbes Capretto Homes We have the knowledge and experience that comes from both the passion and over 30 years of experience as a home builder. We build exceptional homes in the most desirable WNY communities including: Orchard Park, Clarence, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, Lewiston, and Pendleton. Whether you want to build your home in one of our communities or  build on your lot, we’d like to give you the luxury of a great experience!

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