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Looking For Luxury Naples Homes; Here Are 6 Must-Ask Questions

By Paul Olsen

If you are looking for Naples luxury homes, there is important information that you need to know before making your decision. If you dispel the myths, you will learn why southwest Florida is still the number one tropical paradise in the continental U.S. Before you settle for a pricey luxury location outside of Florida, it is important for you to consider the 6 must-know design elements and other facts about living in southwest Florida (including its laid back cultural ambiance not found in other areas).

Buyers armed with knowledge about the 6 must-know design elements will be in a better position to see beyond a luxurious home’s external beauty; buyers will be more apt to pick a Naples home that will offer better protection of assets and year round comfort.

You can experience a fantastic tropical lifestyle despite the occurrence of hurricanes, summer heat or other weather events. Rather than retreating in fear to a non-tropical region, it is enough to be equipped with the right information to make smart buying decisions instead.

Begin by dispelling this myth: it is not possible for housing to survive a truly powerful hurricane. The facts dispute this claim. In 2004, Hurricane Charley hit Punta Gorda, Florida. This hurricane is now considered by experts to have been much more powerful than Hurricane Katrina. It is interesting to note that the buildings that withstood those powerful forces were those built to modern codes. The reality is that design principles make an enormous difference.

Another concern potential northern buyers have is about how hot the summers get in southwest Florida. A common misconception by northerners is that southwest Florida summers are much hotter than areas of the country that are local to them.

Many more northern areas of the United States actually summer with worse temperatures and higher humidity than experienced in southwest Florida. Admittedly, the sun’s rays are more direct in Florida, so people must take adequate protection to prevent the proverbial vacationer tan. Because Florida is a peninsula, it also experiences cooling winds; these are felt as balmy breezes in southwest Florida.

Design elements will make a huge difference in the way you experience this tropical area.

Although there are many well intentioned and professional real estate sales people who are able to show a luxury Naples home or Port Royal home, not all of them have knowledge about the best design elements to have in a southwest Florida home. If they do not realize the importance of this information, they may simply deflect your question or inadvertently lead you astray.

Knowledge about some basic design elements will address your comfort and safety concerns. Here are some basic questions that your realtor must be able to answer when you are searching for your piece of tropical paradise: * Which direction should your home face? * What type of roof should it have to withstand hurricanes? * What type of insulation is the best? * Can you and if so, where can you hang wallpaper? * What simple choices will make your home more energy efficient? * What are the most important design elements in a home to withstand hurricanes?

The truth is clear; the right design elements will help a home withstand the hurricane winds that destroy poorly designed homes. When the right design elements are in your home, you are free to enjoy greater tranquility. You will not need to live in fear because unlike earthquakes and many surprise snow and ice storms, hurricanes are tracked. Warnings are issued well in advance. If you need to leave your home, you will have advanced opportunity to do so and you will know that your house is adequately secured.

Here is a summary of the questions you need to ask.

Is wallpaper a no-no?

* What simple choices will make your home more energy efficient?

* What are the most important design elements in a home to withstand hurricanes?

Armed with these questions, a buyer of Naples luxury homes will be able to judge a beautiful home by more than its luxurious appearance. If there are any deficiencies found in the home of your dreams, consider what it would cost to fix it according to the newer codes; this may be a great negotiating point to sweeten the deal.

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