Understanding Cornelius property appreciation

Over time, the value of a house will go up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values almost always appreciate. But, of course, in real estate there are no "sure things".

When your property appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll produce a greater profit when you sell. Property values in Cornelius waver for various reasons, so how can you be sure what you're investing in presently won't depreciate the day after you close? It's critical that you pick a real estate agent in Cornelius who knows the factors that influence local prices.

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What is the most crucial factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many assume that it's the economy. Naturally, there are several issues on a national level that adjust your property's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, quarterly earnings reports, and more. However, your property's value and the factors that play the most significant role in its appreciation are specific to the local Cornelius economy and housing market.

Let Southern Homes of the Carolinas help you with your first home purchase in Cornelius Location in a community - Being close to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a priority to a lot of us and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to retaining their value, these areas usually appreciate the best.

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

Appreciation history - Have home prices risen or declined over the last 5-10 years? Is the area believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Is there a nice combination of job types in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Is the mix of commercial and residential zoning changing? These items play a part.

It's wise to understand the factors that impact your property's price. Click here to receive an evaluation of your house's value. Please call me at (704) 896-2000 or e-mail me with any questions.

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