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

Over time, the worth of a piece of real estate will go up and down. Home values appreciate in the long term normally. But, of course, in real estate there are no "sure things".

When your property appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you make a higher profit when you sell. But how do you know what you're investing in today will appreciate over time? Property values in Salida move up and down for various reasons. Choosing an agent in Salida who is familiar with the factors that drive local prices is the most important thing to consider.

Many assume that the economy is the greatest factor impacting real estate appreciation. Naturally, mortgage rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and a handful of other national determinants have a definite impact on your property's worth. However, your property's value and the aspects that play the biggest role in its appreciation are specific to the local Salida economy and housing market.

Let Barbara Pearson-Sawyer, GRI,ABR,SRS,SRES help you with your first home purchase in Salida Location in a community - People typically want homes in the districts with the easiest access to amenities, such as our schools, jobs, and shopping. So when it comes to keeping their value, these areas generally appreciate the best.

Recent sales - Your real estate agent should give you figures on the recent real estate sales in the districts that you'd like to live in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

Appreciation history - Have home prices gone up or down over the past 5-10 years? Is the neighborhood believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

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

It's important to understand the factors that play into your house's worth. Get an evaluation of your home's value here. Please call me at 719-207-3884 or e-mail me with any questions.

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