Understanding property appreciation in Sherman Oaks

Real estate prices are forever in flux. Over a long enough period of time, property values usually appreciate. But there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate, of course.

When your house appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you'll see a better profit when you sell. But how will you be sure what you're purchasing presently will appreciate over time? Property values in Sherman Oaks fluctuate for many different reasons. The most important thing is that you select an agent in Sherman Oaks who understands the factors that drive local prices.

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The economy is assumed to be the greatest factor impacting real estate appreciation. Naturally, there are a lot of factors on a national level that influence your property's value: unemployment, interest rates, the stock market, and more. However, your house's value and the components that play the biggest role in its appreciation 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 Location in a community - Being close to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is important to a lot of families and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to holding their value, these regions consistently appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

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

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

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a fair mixture of job types in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential zoning changing? Each of these elements plays a part.

It's important to understand the factors that affect your property's price. Visit this link for an evaluation of your property's value. And if you have any questions, call me at (818) 269-1966 or e-mail me .

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