What causes Cape Coral home prices to fluctuate?

Over time, the value of a piece of real estate will fluctuate up and down. By and large, house values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, there are no "sure things" in real estate.

When your property appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a larger profit when you sell. Property values in Cape Coral change for a variety of reasons, so how will you be sure what you're purchasing presently won't depreciate the day after you close? The most important aspect is that you go with a REALTOR® in Cape Coral who can identify the factors that influence local prices.

What is the most important factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many believe that it's the economy. Clearly, there are a handful of issues on a national level that alter your house's value: unemployment, interest rates, the stock market, and more. But the most significant factors that figure your house's value are particular to the local Cape Coral economy and residential market.

Let Pearsall Properties Inc. help you with your first home purchase in Cape Coral Location in a community - People typically want homes in the districts with the easiest access to amenities, like our schools and jobs. So when it comes to keeping their value, these communities generally appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

Prior home sales - What's the time on market? What was the final sales amount versus the listing price? Some information can be obtained from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will often provide a more complete picture.

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

Local economy - Is there a nice mix 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 businesses hiring? Each of these pieces plays a part.

Learning the factors that play into your home's worth is important. Visit this link for an assessment of your home's value. Call me at (239) 458-5566 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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