Home values are continually changing. Home values appreciate in the long term typically. But, of course, there are no guarantees in real estate.
When your house appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a bigger profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Charlottesville shift. So, how do you know what you're purchasing this year will appreciate over time? It's imperative that you pick a REALTOR® in Charlottesville who is familiar with the factors that drive local prices.
What is the most critical factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many assume that it's the economy. Obviously, mortgage rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and numerous other national determinants are known to affect your house's value. However, your property's value and the components that play the most significant role in its appreciation are specific to the local Charlottesville economy and housing market.
Access to services - Most people want homes in the regions with the most convenient features, such as our schools and work. So those regions usually appreciate, or hold their value consistently, year to year.
Recent home sales - You should receive information on the recent real estate sales in the neighborhoods that you're asking about from your real estate agent. You'll want to analyze data like time on market and listing price as opposed to selling price.
The appreciation history - Is the area thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have property prices risen or declined over the past 5 to 10 years?
Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Is there a nice combination of jobs in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? All these play a part.