When you are looking at buying a new luxury home, there are a lot of things that you are going to have to think about and look at before you make your final decision.
One of the things that you are going to look at is if the house that you are thinking about buying is in an area that has a homeowner's association. HOAs have certain rules and requirements that you are going to need to make sure that you are meeting when you are living there. Some agreements are stricter than others. Before you make an offer on the house see if you can talk to someone in charge of the homeowner's association and take a look at the agreement that you would be signing. That way you know exactly what you'd be getting into. You may also want to have a real estate lawyer take a look at it before you make your final decision, just to make sure that there isn't anything that could turn around and bite you.
If you like historic style houses, then you may be looking for a house in a particular historic area. Some historic districts don't have any rules that you must follow when you live there and own your house there. However, many do. Those rules can include things like approved pain colors. The district may have a limited number of paint colors that you can use to paint the outside of your house. You may be able to appeal to try to get a different color, but you would have to go before a commission for that. You may also be limited as to what kind of windows and doors you can have on your house. They would have to fit within the aesthetic of the district.
When you invest in a house, the odds are that you are going to live there a while, so that means you want to live in a neighborhood that will make you feel happy and comfortable. That means you are going to have to scout around the neighborhood the house is in to make sure that you will like it. There are different ways that you can go about doing this. One is to drive through the neighborhood at different times of the day, just to see what's going on. You may also want to talk to people who are outside of their houses doing work and ask them what they think of the area.
You want to make sure that you get the right house for you. There are things that you will need to look at and think about before you buy the perfect house.