Fluctuating home prices in Durham, North Carolina: What causes this?

Over time, the worth of a house will fluctuate up and down. For the most part, home values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you'll realize a higher profit when you sell. There are numerous reasons why property values in Durham vary. So, how can you be sure what you're purchasing now will appreciate over time? It's important that you go with a REALTOR® in Durham who understands the factors that influence local prices.

Many think that the economy is the most crucial factor impacting real estate appreciation. Naturally, there are several factors on a national level that alter your house's value: unemployment, interest rates, business growth, and more. However, your home's value and the aspects that play the biggest role in its appreciation are particular to the local Durham economy and housing market.

Let FRANK WARD, REALTORS® help you with your first home purchase in Durham Access to services - Most people want homes in the districts with the most accommodating places we go often or everyday, such as our schools and work. So when it comes to keeping their value, these regions generally appreciate the best.

The latest home sales - You should receive stats on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you're interested in from your real estate agent. You'll want to analyze data like time on market and asking price as opposed to selling price.

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

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a good blend of job types in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential development changing? These items play a part.

It's smart to know the factors that impact your home's value. Visit this link for an estimation of your home's value. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at 919-688-5811 or e-mail me.

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