The latest trends – International buyers in Vienna
Homes with that Viennese je ne sais quoi are at the top of international clients’ wish lists. And the need to live sustainably is more and more pressing.
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High ceilings, Viennese style, suffused with natural light: Richard Buxbaum (Head of International Residential) knows what international clients are looking for in Vienna. The expert is responsible for these buyers at OTTO Immobilien and always knows what his clientele wants – even though their wishes are constantly changing. But some things, like air conditioning or en suites for every bedroom, never change. "However, we’re already noticing that the pandemic has made outdoor spaces important, which wasn’t the case at all before", he reports.
The clear topic for the future? Sustainability.
"They want to feel that they are doing a good deed – such as by having a low energy consumption, using sustainable building materials or flushing the toilet with grey water", explains Buxbaum. In addition, it’s increasingly a case of being in vogue: locations with trendy markets nearby, like the Karmelitermarkt, Yppenplatz or anything around the Naschmarkt, are even more sought-after than they were before. Especially when they are easily accessible by bike.