What causes Naples home prices to fluctuate?

Over time, the worth of a property will go up and down. By and large, property values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate.

When your house appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you get a greater profit when you sell. But how can you be sure what you're buying now will appreciate over time? Property values in Naples move up and down for a variety of reasons. Choosing a real estate agent in Naples who is familiar with the factors that affect local prices is the most important factor.

What is the biggest factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many assume that it's the economy. After all, mortgage rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and several other national factors have a definite impact on your property's value. But the most influential things that figure your house's value are particular to the local Naples economy and housing market.

Let Metro Properties help you with your first home purchase in Naples Location in a community - Convenient access to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is important to a lot of us and will greatly influence home values. So these areas usually appreciate, or retain their value consistently, year to year.

The latest home sales - You should receive stats on the recent real estate sales in the areas that you'd like to live in from your agent. You'll need to analyze things like how long a house stays on the market and listing price as opposed to selling price.

History of appreciation - In the last 5-10 years, have house prices risen or declined? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the neighborhood is considered?

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

It's important to learn about the factors that affect your home's market price. Click here to get an evaluation of your property's value. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at 800-252-6633 or e-mail me.

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