Understanding Evansville property appreciation

Property values are constantly moving up and down. Over a long enough period of time, property values , in most cases, appreciate. But, of course, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your home appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll make a bigger profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Evansville vary. So, how do you know what you're buying right now will appreciate over time? The most important aspect is that you go with an agent in Evansville who knows the factors that affect local prices.

The economy is thought to be the major factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, there are several factors on a national level that alter your home's value: unemployment, interest rates, the stock market, and more. However, your property's value and the elements that play the most significant role in its appreciation are particular to the local Evansville economy and housing market.

Let Gammon Realty help you with your first home purchase in Evansville Access to services - Proximity to schools and jobs also have a huge impact on almost all home buyers' decisions. So those regions often appreciate, or keep their value, best.

Prior home sales - How long are homes up for sale before closing? What was the final sales amount versus the asking price? A lot of data can often be obtained from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will usually provide a more complete picture.

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

It's important to understand the factors that play into your property's worth. Get an assessment of your property's value here. Call me at (812) 436-9222 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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