What causes DuBois home prices to fluctuate?

Over time, the worth of a property will fluctuate up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values typically go up. But there are no guarantees in real estate, of course.

When your home appreciates you have more resources to borrow against, and you'll create a bigger profit when you sell. Property values in DuBois move up and down for many different reasons, so how do you know what you're buying this year won't depreciate the day after you close? Choosing a REALTOR® in DuBois who can identify the factors that drive local prices is the most important element to consider.

What is the most influential factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many are convinced that it's the economy. Obviously, there are quite a few issues on a national level that affect your home's value: unemployment, interest rates, inflation, and more. But the most important things that figure your property's value depend on the local DuBois economy and housing market.

Let Hoffer Realty Associates help you with your first home purchase in DuBois Access to services - Many of us decide to live in regions with the most conducive characteristics for households to develop, such as a close proximity to schools and work. So those communities generally appreciate, or retain their value, best.

The latest home sales - You should receive statistics on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you'd like to live in from your real estate agent. You'll want to learn things like time on market and asking price versus selling price.

History of appreciation - In the past 5-10 years, have property prices risen or declined? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the community is believed to be?

Economic factors - Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a good mix of work in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Each of these pieces plays a part.

Learning the factors that influence your property's price is important. Visit this link for an assessment of your house's value. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at (814) 371-2100 or e-mail me.