What causes Highland Lakes area home prices to fluctuate?

Over time, the worth of a house will fluctuate up and down. Over a long enough period of time, house values almost always go up. But there are no "sure things" in real estate, of course.

When your property appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you'll see a bigger profit when you sell. But how do you know what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? Property values in Highland Lakes area fluctuate for many different reasons. Choosing an agent in Highland Lakes area who knows the factors that influence local prices is the most important element to consider.

Many assume that the economy is the major factor impacting real estate appreciation. Clearly, there are several factors on a national level that change your house's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, the stock market, and more. But the most influential factors that determine your house's value are specific to the local Highland Lakes area economy and housing market.

Let Lake Life Realty help you with your first home purchase in Highland Lakes area Access to services - People typically want homes in the districts with the most convenient features, such as our schools and jobs. So those regions generally appreciate, or hold their value, best.

Trends in home sales - Are homes on the market 30, 60, or 90 days or even longer? Are sellers needing to discount much or offer concessions A lot of data can be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will often be able to provide a more complete picture.

History of appreciation - In the last 5-10 years, have house prices risen or declined? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the neighborhood is thought of as?

Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Is there a fair mix of work in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? These items play a role.

Knowing the factors that play into your home's worth is important. Click here to receive an estimation of your property's value. Call me at (325) 388-4565 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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