What drives property values in Sunset Beach to move up and down?

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

When your house appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll see a larger profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Sunset Beach rise and fall. So, how will you know what you're buying today will appreciate over time? Choosing a REALTOR® in Sunset Beach who understands the factors that affect local prices is the most important part.

The economy is believed to be the most important factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, interest rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and several other national determinants have a noticeable effect on your property's worth. However, your home's value and the things that play the biggest role in its appreciation are specific to the local Sunset Beach economy and housing market.

Let Fred Thorne Realty LLC help you with your first home purchase in Sunset Beach Access to services - Proximity to schools and jobs also have a major influence on all home buyers' choices. So these regions often appreciate, or retain their value, best.

Recent sales - Your agent should provide you with data on the recent home sales in the neighborhoods 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 considered desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices gone up or down over the past 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? All these play a part.

It's important to know the factors that impact your home's market price. Visit this link for an assessment of your house's value. Call me at 910.367.6396 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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