Longport home prices: Need some help understanding why they appreciate?

Over time, the value of a house will fluctuate up and down. Property values appreciate in the long term normally. But, in real estate there are no "sure things".

When your house appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll realize a better profit when you sell. There are numerous reasons why property values in Longport move up and down. So, how do you know what you're buying this year will appreciate over time? Choosing an agent in Longport who can identify the factors that influence local prices is the most important thing.

A lot of people guess that the economy is the number one factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, mortgage rates, employment, business growth, government programs and many other national factors have a noticeable effect on your home's worth. However, your property's value and the factors that play the most significant role in its appreciation depend on the local Longport economy and housing market.

Let Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS® help you with your first home purchase in Longport Location in a community - Many of us decide to live in regions with the most conducive traits for homes to shine, such as a close proximity to schools and work. So those regions typically appreciate, or retain their value, best.

Recent home sales - You should receive reports on the recent real estate sales in the neighborhoods that you're asking about from your REALTOR®. You'll want to analyze things like time on market and listing price versus selling price.

Appreciation history - Have house prices gone up or down over the last 5 to 10 years? Is the neighborhood thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

Local economy - Is there a fair combination of job types in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? All these play a role.

Recognizing the factors that play into your house's price is important. Visit this link for an estimation of your home's value. Call me at 609.822.8700 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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