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Charlie Gonzales, Realtor®| Southern Middle Realty Powered By Keller Williams

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Home Appreciation

Home Appreciation

Need help understanding how homes in the Southern Middle Tennesee area appreciate? Home values are continually changing. Almost always, house values appreciate in the long term. But there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate.

When your home appreciates, you have a greater asset to borrow against and produce a higher profit when you sell. There are various reasons why property values go up and down. So, how do you know what you’re investing in presently will appreciate over time? The most crucial element to consider is selecting an agent who can identify the factors that affect local prices.

The economy is believed to be the number one factor affecting real estate appreciation. There are many national issues that affect your house’s value: unemployment, mortgage rates, inflation, and more. But the most significant issues that decide your home’s value are specific to the local area economy and housing market.

Location in a community

Many of us wish to live in areas with the most useful amenities for families to thrive, such as proximity to schools and work. So these regions usually appreciate or carry their value consistently, year to year.

Prior home sales

How quickly are houses selling? Do sellers have to discount much? Some information can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS can often provide a complete picture.

Appreciation history

Have house prices risen or declined over the past 5 to 10 years? Is the area thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

Local economy

Is there a fair mixture of work in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? All these play a role.