Understanding Fort Lauderdale property appreciation

Home prices are constantly moving up and down. Property values appreciate in the long term by and large. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll see a higher profit when you sell. There are numerous reasons why property values in Fort Lauderdale change. So, how will you be sure what you're purchasing presently will appreciate over time? Choosing an agent in Fort Lauderdale who can identify the factors that affect local prices is the most important factor.

What is the biggest factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many assume that it's the economy. Obviously, mortgage rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and a lot of other national factors have a noticeable effect on your property's worth. However, your home's value and the elements that play the most significant role in its appreciation are specific to the local Fort Lauderdale economy and housing market.

Let Allegra Garces Willis Real Estate Group help you with your first home purchase in Fort Lauderdale Location in a community - Proximity to schools, jobs, and amenities also have a significant impact on many home buyers' choices. So when it comes to retaining their value, these communities typically appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

The latest home sales - Are homes on the market 30, 60, or 90 days or even longer? What was the final sales amount compared to the listing price? A lot of data can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will usually provide a more complete picture.

Appreciation history - Have home prices risen or declined over the past 5-10 years? Is the community thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

The local economy - Are local businesses hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a good combination of jobs in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Is the mix of commercial and residential development changing? All these play a role.

Learning the factors that play into your property's worth is important. Get an evaluation of your home's value here. Have any questions? Please feel free to call us at (954) 288-6667 or e-mail us.