Understanding Evansville property appreciation

Over time, the value of a home will fluctuate up and down. House values appreciate in the long term in most cases. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your house appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a larger profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Evansville change. So, how do you know what you're buying right now will appreciate over time? The most important part is that you select a real estate agent in Evansville who is familiar with the factors that drive local prices.

The economy is assumed to be the top factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, there are numerous issues on a national level that change your house's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, business growth, and more. However, your home's value and the features that play the biggest role in its appreciation are specific 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 great impact on almost all home buyers' decisions. So when it comes to holding their value, these communities typically appreciate better than others.

Trends in home sales - What's the time on market? Are sellers having to discount much? Some information can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will often provide a more complete picture.

Appreciation history - Have property prices increased or decreased over the last 5 to 10 years? Is the area considered desirable because of its location or affordability?

Economic factors - Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Is there a good combination of jobs in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? All these play a role.

Learning the factors that play into your property's financial worth is important. Click here to get an evaluation of your home's value. 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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