Home Appreciation

Understanding Laramie home prices

Over time, the worth of a property will go up and down. Home values appreciate in the long term for the most part. But, in real estate there are no “sure things”.

When your property appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you get a higher profit when you sell. But how can you be sure what you’re purchasing now will appreciate over time? Property values in Laramie shift for a variety of reasons. The most important element to consider is that you go with a REALTORĀ® in Laramie who is familiar with the factors that affect local prices.

What is the major factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many believe that it’s the economy. It goes without saying that mortgage rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and quite a few other national determinants have a measurable influence on your property’s value. But the most significant factors that decide your house’s value depend on the local Laramie economy and housing market.

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Access to services – Convenient access to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a priority to many buyers and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to retaining their value, these communities typically appreciate the best.

Real estate sales trends – How fast are houses selling? Are sellers needing to discount much or offer concessions Some information can be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will usually be able to provide a more complete picture.

History of appreciation – In the last 5 to 10 years, have property prices gone up or down? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the community is thought of as?

Local economy – Is there a fair mix of jobs in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Each of these pieces plays a part.

Recognizing the factors that play into your house’s value is important. Click here to receive an estimation of your property’s value. Call me at (307) 755-5200 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I’d love to hear from you.

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