What drives property values in Austin to move up and down?

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

When your property appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll produce a larger profit when you sell. Property values in Austin shift for various reasons, so how do you know what you're buying now won't depreciate the day after you close? The most important part is that you select a REALTOR® in Austin who is familiar with the factors that affect local prices.

The economy is assumed to be the major factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, there are several issues on a national level that affect your house's value: unemployment, interest rates, consumer confidence, and more. However, your property's value and the components that play the biggest role in its appreciation are particular to the local Austin economy and housing market.

Let Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/RealtorĀ© help you with your first home purchase in Austin Access to services - Convenient access to schools, employment and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a big deal to many us and will greatly influence home values. So those areas usually appreciate, or carry their value consistently, year to year.

Prior home sales - How long are homes up for sale before closing? Are sellers having to discount much or offer concessions Some information can be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will often be able to provide a more complete picture.

The appreciation history - Is the community believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices increased or decreased over the past 5-10 years?

Local economy - Is there a good combination of business in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? These items play a role.

Learning the factors that affect your house's price is important. Visit this link for an estimation of your home's value. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at 5122032245 or e-mail me.

Issac W. Harper Real Estate Broker/RealtorĀ©

P.O. Box 143683
Austin, TX 78714-3683