Fluctuating home prices in Englewood, Colorado: What causes this?

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

When your property appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you make a higher profit when you sell. There are various reasons why property values in Englewood rise and fall. So, how can you be sure what you're investing in now will appreciate over time? The most important aspect to consider is that you choose an agent in Englewood who is familiar with the factors that influence local prices.

What is the number one factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many guess that it's the economy. Naturally, there are a handful of factors on a national level that impact your house's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, the stock market, and more. But the most influential things that determine your home's value depend on the local Englewood economy and housing market.

Let Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage help you with your first home purchase in Englewood Location in a community - People typically want homes in the districts with the most convenient features, such as our schools and jobs. So these areas consistently appreciate, or retain their value, best.

Recent sales - Your REALTOR® should give you facts and figures on the recent home sales in the areas that you're interested in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

History of appreciation - In the last 5-10 years, have property prices risen or declined? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the community is believed to be?

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a good mix of business in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Is the mix of commercial and residential zoning changing? All these play a part.

It's wise to know the factors that influence your home's financial worth. Click here to get an evaluation of your property's value. Please call me at (303) 843-1545 or e-mail me with any questions.

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