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SAVOIR VIVRE LIVING TRENDS „Die große Nachfrage nach Luxusimmobilien in Wien wird es noch geben, jedoch nicht den Preisanstieg der letzten Jahre.“ „The great demand for luxury real estate will still be there in Vienna, however not the price rise of the last years.“ Baris Basaran, Expat Consulting EXPAT CONSULTING Trend Stadtvilla Urban villa trend Mit knapp 1.000 m2 Wohnfläche, eingebettet in einen hauseigenen Park, ist diese Villa im 19. Bezirk ein Vorzeigebeispiel für familiäre Luxusansprüche. This villa in the 19th district, with just under 1,000 m2 living area, has its own park and is a prime example of a family‘s luxury expectations. expat-consulting.com arabischen Ländern, die sich für 1A-Lagen in sicheren Ländern entscheiden. Einige davon in Verbindung mit aktuellen Möbeltrends finden Sie auf diesen Seiten. When talking to local property experts, a positive trend becomes apparent. Prices have remained at a constantly high level, buyers no longer have to fork out record amounts if they choose to purchase long-term luxury property. Supply tends to be greater than demand, whereby the opposite is still the case for central locations. The highest level of appreciation is to be expected with trendy luxury accommodation such as penthouses, lofts and maisonettes. Vienna has become more dynamic in this respect compared to the previous year. A survey carried out by property expert Remax reveals how many properties in Austria fall into the luxury property category in general. With about 4% of all flats sold in the price range above 500,000 euros and 6.5% as single family homes, this is still a very small segment. This niche market is limited to just a few districts, holiday regions, lake areas and Kitzbühel – because of its proximity to Munich. Image set straight Innere Stadt, Hietzing and Döbling are very important districts for premium property. Specific “micro neighbourhoods” in Vienna also often influence the purchase price. When it comes to luxury property, Baris Basaran, a property and relocation agent at Expat Consulting, sees the federal capital‘s image as positive. “Vienna has caught up very strongly in the last few years as it is also very popular with buyers because of its historic buildings, various cultural events and the excellent quality of life. But when compared internationally, the number of properties on offer is quite modest and not everything on the market is in fact luxurious. Whereby luxury is naturally a personal matter and cannot be generalised. Vienna‘s villas and luxury flats have caught up with certain international standards. We have also noticed that our clients‘ demands have become higher in the last few years.” With square metre prices of €8,000 to €30,000+, the town ranks average internationally. Bernhard Reikersdorfer, managing director of Remax Austria, sees a parallel trend throughout Austria, “Even property in good locations, i.e. with a lake view or near a lake, can still be sold at very good prices because they are rare.” PHOTOS: BEIGESTELLT ADA Eleganter Purismus Elegant purism Geradlinigkeit und gemütliche Details wird von aktuellen Premium-Sitzmöbeln gefordert. Geschwungene Linien, Materialmix und zeitlose Eleganz sind ein stilsicheres Wohnstatement. The latest premium seating furniture demands clarity and cosy details. Curved lines, a mixture of materials and timeless elegance create a stylish statement. ada.at Multi-faceted buyer interests International families with children tend to prefer green locations. But this decision often depends on accessibility to schools. Couples or people buying a second home tend to prefer inner-city areas. The number of Austrian buyers in the luxury segment has remained stable. There are shifts in customer flows due to the current political and economic situation in Vienna from Eastern Europe through to the Arabian as well as Chinese and Indian regions. Russian buyers are less active and buy very infrequently. In western Austria, buyers mainly from the EU as well as Arabian countries choose prime locations in safe countries. Some properties can be found here, combined with the latest furniture trends. opening hours: Monday - Saturday 12:00-15:00 and 17:30-23:00 Sundays and public holidays 17:30-22:00 Patara - Fine Thai Cuisine Petersplatz 1 1010 Wien +43 1 997 1938-0 98 Cercle Diplomatique 1/2016 www.patara-vienna.at