Understanding Huntsville home prices

Over time, the value of a property will fluctuate up and down. Usually, home values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your house appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you make a higher profit when you sell. But how can you be sure what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? Property values in Huntsville go up and down for numerous reasons. It's critical that you select an agent in Huntsville who understands the factors that drive local prices.

Many assume that the economy is the major factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, interest rates, employment, job growth, government programs and a lot of other national determinants have a measurable effect on your property's worth. However, your property's value and the factors that play the biggest role in its appreciation are particular to the local Huntsville economy and housing market.

Let Landa Pennington help you with your first home purchase in Huntsville Location in a community - Proximity to work and schools also have a huge effect on many home buyers' decisions. So those areas often appreciate, or hold their value, best.

Real estate sales trends - What's the time on market? Are sellers having to discount much? A lot of data can be obtained from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will usually provide a more complete picture.

Appreciation history - Have house prices gone up or down over the last 5-10 years? Is the community considered desirable because of its location or affordability?

Economic factors - Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a fair mixture of job types in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Each of these things plays a part.

It's smart to learn about the factors that play into your home's worth. Get an assessment of your property's value here. Call me at (256) 656-4741 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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