Understanding property appreciation in Sherman Oaks

Over time, the value of a piece of real estate will go up and down. House values appreciate in the long term normally. But, of course, there are no guarantees in real estate.

When your house appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you get a larger profit when you sell. Property values in Sherman Oaks shift for numerous reasons, so how will you know what you're investing in today won't depreciate the day after you close? It's important that you choose a real estate agent in Sherman Oaks who understands the factors that affect local prices.

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What is the most influential factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many guess that it's the economy. Naturally, there are several issues on a national level that impact your property's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, consumer confidence, and more. However, your house's value and the things that play the biggest role in its appreciation depend on the local Sherman Oaks economy and housing market.

Let Charise Michell, Estate Agent, Wish Sotheby’s International Realty, CalBRE#01425090 help you with your first home purchase in Sherman Oaks Access to services - Many home buyers want to live in districts with the most useful factors for households to grow, like a close proximity to schools, jobs, and work. So those communities usually appreciate, or hold their value consistently, year to year.

Recent home sales - How quickly are homes selling? What was the final sales amount versus the listing price? Some information can be obtained from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will often be able to provide a more complete picture.

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

Local economy - Is there a nice mix of work in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Each of these factors plays a role.

Learning the factors that play into your house's market price is important. Visit this link for an assessment of your house's value. And if you have any questions, call me at (818) 269-1966 or e-mail me .

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