Understanding Virginia Beach property appreciation

Over time, the worth of a home will go up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values generally appreciate. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you'll make a greater profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Virginia Beach fluctuate. So, how do you know what you're investing in this year will appreciate over time? Choosing a REALTOR® in Virginia Beach who is familiar with the factors that influence local prices is the most important thing.

The economy is assumed to be the major factor impacting real estate appreciation. Clearly, there are numerous issues on a national level that change your property's value: unemployment, interest rates, the stock market, and more. But the most influential issues that determine your house's value are specific to the local Virginia Beach economy and housing market.

Let Rose and Womble Realty help you with your first home purchase in Virginia Beach Location in a community - Proximity to schools and jobs also have a significant influence on all home buyers' decisions. So when it comes to retaining their value, these areas often appreciate better than others.

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

The appreciation history - Is the area thought of as desirable because of its location or affordability? Have home prices gone up or down over the last 5-10 years?

Local economy - Is there a nice combination of job types in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Each of these things plays a part.

It's vital to be informed about the factors that affect your property's market price. Get an assessment of your property's value here. Call me at 757-486-8800 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.