Understanding Cornelius property appreciation

Over time, the value of a property will go up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values , by and large, go up. But, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your home appreciates you have more resources to borrow against, and you'll create a greater profit when you sell. But how will you know what you're purchasing now will appreciate over time? Property values in Cornelius move up and down for a variety of reasons. Choosing a REALTOR® in Cornelius who is familiar with the factors that influence local prices is the most important thing to consider.

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What is the most crucial factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many are convinced that it's the economy. Obviously, there are many factors on a national level that affect your property's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, quarterly earnings reports, and more. But the most significant things that determine your property's value are specific to the local Cornelius economy and residential market.

Let Walter L. Harvey with Lake Norman Realty, Inc. help you with your first home purchase in Cornelius Location in a community - Proximity to schools and jobs also have a major impact on almost all home buyers' choices. So when it comes to retaining their value, these regions generally appreciate the best.

Recent sales - Your agent should provide you with reports on the recent home 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.

History of appreciation - In the past 5-10 years, have property prices increased or decreased? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the area is thought to be?

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

It's wise to learn about the factors that impact your home's price. Visit this link for an estimation of your property's value. Call me at (704) 450-2060 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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