Understanding Lampasas property appreciation

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

When your property appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll produce a larger profit when you sell. Property values in Lampasas change for a variety of reasons, so how can you be sure what you're buying this year won't depreciate the day after you close? The most important thing to consider is that you go with an agent in Lampasas who recognizes the factors that drive local prices.

Many believe that the economy is the number one factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, there are a lot of issues on a national level that influence your house's value: unemployment, interest rates, business growth, and more. However, your property's value and the components that play the biggest role in its appreciation depend on the local Lampasas economy and housing market.

Let Harrell & Associates Real Estate help you with your first home purchase in Lampasas Access to services - Most people want homes in the areas with the most convenient features, like our jobs and schools. So these communities usually appreciate, or keep their value consistently, year to year.

Real estate sales trends - Are homes on the market 30, 60, or 90 days or even longer? Are sellers having to discount much or offer concessions A lot of data can often be retrieved 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 last 5 to 10 years, have property prices risen or declined? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the area is considered?

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

Knowing the factors that impact your home's market price is important. Get an evaluation of your house's value here. Call us at 512-556-3131 or e-mail us if you have any questions at all. We'd love to hear from you.