Understanding property appreciation in Piedmont Triad of North Carolina
Over time, the worth of a property will go up and down. Home values appreciate in the long term normally. But there are no guarantees in real estate, of course.
When your property appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll make a larger profit when you sell. But how will you be sure what you're buying presently will appreciate over time? Property values in our area go up and down for many different reasons. The most important thing to consider is that you pick an agent who recognizes the factors that affect local prices.
A lot of people believe that the economy is the biggest factor impacting real estate appreciation. It goes without saying that mortgage rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and some other national factors have a definite impact on your house's value. However, your house's value and the aspects that play the biggest role in its appreciation depend on the local economy and housing market.
Location in a community - Being close to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a priority to many buyers and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to holding their value, these areas usually appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.
Recent sales - Your REALTOR® should give you data on the recent real estate sales in the areas that you're asking about. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.
Appreciation history - Have property prices increased or decreased over the last 5 to 10 years? Is the community thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability?
Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a good mixture of work in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? Each of these items plays a role.
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