Fluctuating home prices in BAKERSFIELD, California: What causes this?

Home values are forever in flux. House values appreciate in the long term generally. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your house appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll make a larger profit when you sell. Property values in BAKERSFIELD move up and down for numerous reasons, so how can you be sure what you're buying this year won't depreciate the day after you close? It's important that you go with a real estate agent in BAKERSFIELD who is familiar with the factors that drive local prices.

A lot of people are convinced that the economy is the top factor affecting real estate appreciation. Naturally, there are quite a few issues on a national level that adjust your property's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, the stock market, and more. But the most important things that decide your house's value depend on the local BAKERSFIELD economy and residential market.

Let Premier Realty help you with your first home purchase in BAKERSFIELD Access to services - Most people want homes in the areas with the most useful amenities, such as our schools and work. So those areas consistently appreciate, or keep their value, best.

The latest home sales - You should receive figures on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you're asking about from your real estate agent. You'll want to learn figures like how long a house stays on the market and seller discounts.

Appreciation history - Have property prices gone up or down over the last 5 to 10 years? Is the community considered desirable because of its location or affordability?

The local economy - Are local businesses 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 things plays a part.

Learning the factors that affect your home's value is important. Get an assessment of your house's value here. Call me at 6612152017 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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