Appreciating property values in Tampa

Over time, the value of a piece of real estate will go up and down. Home values appreciate in the long term normally. But there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate, of course.

When your property appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you get a better profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Tampa fluctuate. So, how will you be sure what you're investing in this year will appreciate over time? The most important part is that you choose an agent in Tampa who is familiar with the factors that affect local prices.

Many assume that the economy is the most important factor affecting real estate appreciation. After all, there are quite a few issues on a national level that affect your house's value: unemployment, interest rates, inflation, and more. But the most significant things that determine your property's value depend on the local Tampa economy and residential market.

Let RE/MAX Bay to Bay help you with your first home purchase in Tampa Access to services - Most people want homes in the regions with the most useful places we go often or everyday, like our jobs and schools. So these regions generally appreciate, or carry their value consistently, year to year.

Real estate sales trends - How long do homes typically stay up for sale before closing? Are sellers having to discount much or offer concessions A lot of data can be obtained from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will often provide a more complete picture.

History of appreciation - In the past 5-10 years, have house prices gone up or down? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the neighborhood is considered?

Local economy - Is there a nice mixture of job types in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Each of these items plays a role.

It's vital to know the factors that affect your house's market price. Click here to get an estimation of your house's value. Call me at (813) 259-0000 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.