HOME APPRECIATION


Understanding Property Appreciation

Property prices are continually changing. House values appreciate in the long term almost always. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you get a better profit when you sell. Property values in Edmond rise and fall for different reasons, so how will you know what you're investing in today won't depreciate the day after you close? The most important thing to consider is that you select an agent in Edmond who can identify the factors that affect local prices.

Free Home Value Assessment

Many guess that the economy is the biggest factor affecting real estate appreciation. Naturally, mortgage rates, employment, job growth, government programs and a handful of other national determinants have a noticeable effect on your home's worth. But the most influential things that determine your property's value are specific to the local Edmond economy and housing market.

Location in a community - Many consumers want to live in districts with the most accommodating factors for homes to shine, like a close proximity to schools, jobs, and work. So when it comes to keeping their value, these communities usually appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

Recent sales - Your real estate agent should give you figures on the recent home sales in the regions that you're interested in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

History of appreciation - In the past 5-10 years, have home prices gone up or down? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the neighborhood is thought to be?

The local economy - Are local businesses hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a fair mix of jobs in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential development changing? These items play a role.

It's smart to be informed about the factors that influence your home's market price. Visit this link for an estimation of your house's value. Please call me at (405) 823-4928 or e-mail me with any questions.