Insider: Real Estate Gold, no Glitter – Luxury Market on the RiseLIV Sotheby's
This new year, instead of champagne, why not celebrate with one of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty’s real estate jewels? With FSIR’s smattering of standout gems, it’s hard not to look this holiday season, and looking isn’t the only thing buyers are doing. A recent report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released data, coinciding with FSIR’s luxury report, indicating luxury sales were up this year, more than any other price segment.
According to NAR, sales on existing homes priced above $1 million climbed more than 16 percent in the fourth quarter, more than any other price segment, compared to a year ago. National Association of REALTORS® housing data also indicated a rebound in sales for listings in the $750,000 to $1 million range, up 12 percent year-over-year according to NAR.
Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty demonstrated similar findings. YTD, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has seen a 35% increase in sales volume for $1M+ homes, the highest percentage of growth companywide. Where total sales volume increased 22% over 2013, the increased percentage of growth in the luxury, $1M+ sector, indicates sales of luxury homes priced over $1M will continue to rise in 2015.
To wet your palette for real estate eye candy at its finest, discover the sweetest trends in luxury real estate confections. Visit www.fullersothebysrealty.com to see a full selection of treasures.
If yoga is your passion, or will be come January 1, a contemporary residence with accents that transport you to the archipelago of Japan may be your next purchase. A terraced garden converges on a tranquil waterfall cascading into a koi pond in the shape of the Japanese symbol for “heart”. A ceremonial tea house and separate area for yoga or meditation creates a serene oasis for New Year’s resolutions.
Boundaries between conditioned spaces and outdoor living areas are translucent, and floor-to-ceiling windows offer the best view of the ascending Japanese gardens. (Above; Featured Image)
Top Floor Living
While the superpower to fly might be out of the question this holiday, at least living suspended in the air is possible. A true Penthouse, meaning no other units occupy the floor, describes a seemingly floating residence that sits perched atop a city skyline. Rare hard-finishes ranging from an 18th century marble fireplace, to Rojo Alicante countertops imported from Spain, might adorn this airy culmination of historical artifacts, exotic materials, and true penthouse living.
Fairways and France
If dreams of fairways play into your New Year wish list, a provincial estate might be the emerald you are looking for. An exquisite chef’s kitchen with custom white wash cabinetry, and a temperature-controlled butler’s wine hall welcomes any links-man back from the nines. A master bath with Calcutta Oro marble and French aromatherapy spa and steam shower and gym lends the perfect scene to dream of Calcutta’s yet to come.
Private Ski Grotto
A true holiday treasure, a ski-in home is enveloped by an aspen grove. Experience the magic of what it would be like to live in your own private forest. The ski residence is not too formal, nor rustic- just wonderfully comfortable. Easy access to ski runs will make every day seem like a holiday morning.