Sherman Oaks home prices: Need some help understanding why they appreciate?

Over time, the worth of a property will go up and down. House values appreciate in the long term in most cases. But there are no "sure things" in real estate, of course.

When your home appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll produce a bigger profit when you sell. But how will you be sure what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? Property values in Sherman Oaks change for various reasons. The most important thing to consider is that you pick a real estate agent in Sherman Oaks who is familiar with the factors that drive local prices.

What is my home worth?

The economy is thought to be the most influential factor affecting real estate appreciation. Naturally, there are quite a few issues on a national level that adjust your property's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, business growth, and more. But the most influential issues that figure your house's value are particular to 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 - Convenient access to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a priority to many us and will greatly influence home values. So those communities often appreciate, or carry their value consistently, year to year.

The latest home sales - Are homes on the market 30, 60, or 90 days or even longer? What was the selling price compared to the asking price? A lot of data can be obtained from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will usually be able to provide a more complete picture.

The appreciation history - Is the community thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices gone up or down over the past 5-10 years?

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Is there a good mix of jobs in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Is the mix of commercial and residential development changing? Each of these items plays a part.

Learning the factors that affect your property's worth is important. Click here to receive an evaluation of your house's value. Call me at (818) 269-1966 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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