Understanding Bay Shore property appreciation

Over time, the worth of a property will go up and down. Home values appreciate in the long term almost always. But, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your property appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll see a larger profit when you sell. Property values in Bay Shore waver for many different reasons, so how can you be sure what you're purchasing right now won't depreciate the day after you close? The most important aspect to consider is that you select a REALTOR® in Bay Shore who can identify the factors that drive local prices.

A lot of people believe that the economy is the biggest factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, mortgage rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and a lot of other national factors have a noticeable influence on your home's worth. But the most influential factors that figure your house's value depend on the local Bay Shore economy and housing market.

Let Meg Smith and Associates Real Estate help you with your first home purchase in Bay Shore Access to services - Most people want homes in the areas with the most useful places we go often or everyday, like our jobs and schools. So those regions typically appreciate, or hold their value, best.

Recent home sales - You should receive stats on the recent real estate sales in the districts that you're interested in from your REALTOR®. You'll need to analyze data like how long a house stays on the market and seller discounts.

The appreciation history - Is the community believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have property prices risen or declined over the last 5 to 10 years?

The local economy - Are local businesses hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a good combination of work in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential development changing? Each of these things plays a part.

It's important to know the factors that play into your house's value. Visit this link for an evaluation of your home's value. Please call me at (516) 578-7153 or e-mail me with any questions.

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