North Port home prices: Need some help understanding why they appreciate?

Over time, the value of a piece of real estate will fluctuate up and down. Generally, house values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your house appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a higher profit when you sell. There are numerous reasons why property values in North Port waver. So, how can you be sure what you're purchasing now will appreciate over time? The most important factor is that you pick a real estate agent in North Port who understands the factors that drive local prices.

What is the most influential factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many assume that it's the economy. Obviously, interest rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and quite a few other national factors have a definite impact on your home's value. However, your property's value and the aspects that play the most significant role in its appreciation are particular to the local North Port economy and housing market.

Let Century 21 Almar & Associates  help you with your first home purchase in North Port Access to services - Proximity to jobs and schools also have a major impact on almost all home buyers' choices. So these areas consistently appreciate, or hold their value consistently, year to year.

Recent sales - I'll provide you with facts and figures on the recent real estate sales in the neighborhoods that you'd like to live in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

The appreciation history - Is the area considered desirable because of its location or affordability? Have home prices increased or decreased over the past 5 to 10 years?

Local economy - Is there a fair combination of jobs in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Each of these things plays a part.

It's worthwhile to be informed about the factors that impact your house's worth. Visit this link for an evaluation of your property's value. Please call me at (941) 875-1000 or e-mail me with any questions.