Colorado Springs Home Prices: Need some help understanding why they appreciate?

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

When your home appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you'll create a higher profit when you sell. There are many different reasons why property values in Colorado Springs rise and fall. So, how do you know what you're buying right now will appreciate over time? Choosing a REALTOR® in Colorado Springs who can identify the factors that affect local prices is the most important thing to consider. 

Many believe that the economy is the most crucial factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, there are a handful of factors on a national level that adjust your home's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, business growth, and more. But the most important things that figure your property's value depend on the local Colorado Springs economy and housing market. 

Access to services: Being close to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is important to many buyers and will greatly influence home values. So those areas often appreciate, or hold their value consistently, year to year. 

Recent sales: Your real estate agent should give you statistics on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you'd like to live 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 home prices increased or decreased? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the neighborhood is thought of as? 

Local economy: Is there a fair mixture of work in an area, or does it count on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? These items play a role. 

It's important to know the factors that influence your home's financial worth. Visit this link for an evaluation of your house's value. Call me at 719-339-6709 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.