Luxury Condo or Country Estate?

by Robert V. Ortiz 09/08/2019

The millionaire lifestyle conjures up visions of luxurious Country French-style mansions nestled in verdant estates at the end of a mile-long tree-lined drive, their arching bows of blossoms dipping overhead as you pass through in your top-down convertible. And that lifestyle is a perfectly pleasant way to live. But is it your way to live?

Luxury comes in small packages too

You have finally made it all the way to the top in your industry, received that windfall, won the lottery, sold your IPO … now you are ready to live the good life, but the idea of whiling away your time idly by the duck pond on the back side of your newly purchased acreage gives you pause. You've been striving toward a goal for a long time, and now that you've reached it, you're not sure it's exactly what you want, but sitting around at home most likely isn't it.

Do not force yourself into believing that the only way to live rich is in a large estate. If you love an active urban life now, you'll love it even more when you can fully enjoy it. Instead of moving out to the country, consider opting for a luxury condominium or townhome instead.

Sure, you’re giving up the rolling hills, bowing trees and the like, but you’re gaining access to all the things you want: gourmet food, good friends, great entertainment, grand shopping all at your doorstep in a high-rise condo, boutique flat or an imposing townhouse near to all the things you've grown to love.

Modern luxury condominiums offer premium options such as security, concierge service, valet parking, security, housekeeping, and staff to handle your dry-cleaning and package delivery. Some luxury buildings go so far as to offer membership in jet clubs—use of private jets, sort of like upscale limo service for longer trips. And many luxury associations offer limo and private driver service as well.

Building amenities may include indoor, outdoor, and rooftop pools, steam rooms and saunas, fully-staffed spas, on-premises sommeliers and private wine-cellars. Some locations offer larger private dining rooms—chef included—for entertaining large groups while others provide children's play areas and teen game rooms.

When you want to have overnight guests, some buildings provided guest apartments for short-term rental. Your guest has all the privacy of a hotel, but proximity to your residence and its amenities.

To find an agent specializing in luxury condominiums, check with your local real estate broker.

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Robert V. Ortiz

 Sunshine State Tampa, LLC dba Atlantic Coast Equity & Acquisitions is a Real Estate Investment Company in the Tampa Florida area. They do Rehabs, Fix & Flips, Buy & Hold, Single Family and Commercial Multifamily properties throughout the USA. The owner Robert Vincent Ortiz has 21 years in the Real Estate and Finance industry. He was a Licensed Mortgage Broker for 14 years and is currently a Licensed Florida Sales Associate/Realtor® and has been for the last 10 years. He is Certified to do Residential and Commercial Real Estate. Is on the Famous “Coach Cook Team” at KW Commercial in Tampa, Florida and was personally recruited by the Co-owner of Keller Williams (Joe Williams) who saw Robert speak at a Networking event. Robert has personally done over 8,000 BPO Valuations for 35 different Lenders & Asset Management Companies and considered one of the best in the country. He is also a Certified Negotiations Expert and currently negotiates Short Sales for 7 different online Investment companies. He is also a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist and has been a NOTARY Public for the last 13 years. Robert is one of the Tampa Florida Power Players on “The American Dream” Network TV Show. We are looking to connect with other people in the Real Estate industry. Specialties: Real Estate Investing. Buying and Selling residential/commercial real estate with creative financing strategies. Acquisitions. Wholesaling real estate to other investors.