Property values are constantly moving up and down.
Over a long enough period of time, house values generally appreciate.
But there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate, of course.
When your home appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a higher profit when you sell.
But how will you know what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? Property values in Flowery Branch fluctuate for various reasons.
Choosing a REALTOR® in Flowery Branch who understands the factors that influence local prices is the most important factor to consider.
A lot of people guess that the economy is the most important factor affecting real estate appreciation.
It goes without saying that
mortgage rates, employment, business growth, government programs and several other national factors have a measurable impact on your property's worth.
However, your property's value and the aspects that play the most significant role in its appreciation are specific to the local Flowery Branch economy and housing market.
Location in a community - Many of us choose to live in districts with the best and most convenient amenities for families to grow, such as a close proximity to schools, jobs, and work.
So those communities often appreciate, or keep their value, best.
Recent sales - Your agent should give you figures on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you're interested in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.
Appreciation history - Have home prices increased or decreased over the last 5-10 years? Is the area believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability?
Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a nice blend of business in an area, or does it depend on just one industry?
Each of these things plays a role.