5 Must Have’s for California Real Estate

When it comes to purchasing a home there are always certain features that you are looking for, whether it be the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the amount of parking, location, etc. While searching for your new home it is important to remember where you are buying. California, or the Golden State, is extremely popular for its nearly year-round sunshine and warm temperatures. While purchasing real estate seems to be fairly similar across the board, there are specific features you should look for when purchasing a home in California.5 Must Have’s for California Real Estate

Outdoor Entertainment

With beautiful weather, many Californians like to spend most of their time outdoors, even when at home. An outdoor entertainment space is a must for many California buyers as this allows them to enjoy fresh air from the comfort of their home.

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House parties and get together are weekly occurrences for many California homeowners. Ensuring you have a kitchen that is large enough to host get-togethers and enough space for dining will help aid in the overall enjoyment of your new home.

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Multiple Entrances

This is especially popular when purchasing a waterfront home, a home with a pool, or large backyard as you will want easy access to inside from wherever you may be. Front doors, garage doors or access, backdoors, and even side entrances will make it easier to have an indoor/outdoor flow.

Large Windows

Large windows are great for many reasons, however, when it comes to California real estate you want oversized windows to allow the maximum amount of natural light to fill your home. Not only does this provide a therapeutic element to the home, but it also saves on energy bills. In addition, large windows often provide the ideal views to watch the sunrise and sunset.

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Central Air

The further north you go in the state, air conditioning will become less popular. As with many other areas, California real estate was established prior to air conditioning and thus, many older estates will not feature AC unless added by the previous owners. With hot summer temperatures, AC is a must-have for nearly every buyer.

While other important features such as location, school districts, proximity to shopping, dining, etc. are all important when choosing a new place to call home, make sure your California home will allow you to truly live and enjoy the California lifestyle and all it has to offer.

If you’re currently searching for a home along the California coast, have questions regarding the current market, or would like to speak to a real estate expert, please feel free to contact our office at any time.

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