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

Property prices are constantly moving up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values , by and large, appreciate. But, of course, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your home appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you'll produce a bigger profit when you sell. There are many different reasons why property values in Austin waver. So, how will you know what you're investing in today will appreciate over time? Choosing a REALTOR® in Austin who is familiar with the factors that drive local prices is the most important thing.

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A lot of people believe that the economy is the most critical factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, there are many issues on a national level that affect your home's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, the stock market, and more. But the most significant things that figure your property's value are specific to the local Austin economy and housing market.

Let John Horton Realty help you with your first home purchase in Austin Access to services - Convenient access to schools, employment and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is important to many us and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to keeping their value, these communities consistently appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

Recent sales - Your agent should give you data on the recent real estate sales in the areas that you're asking about. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

The appreciation history - Is the neighborhood considered desirable because of its location or affordability? Have property prices increased or decreased over the last 5-10 years?

The local economy - Are local businesses hiring? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Is there a fair combination of job types in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Is the mix of commercial and residential zoning changing? All these play a part.

Identifying the factors that influence your home's market price is important. Get an estimation of your property's value here. Call me at 512-834-1600 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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