Understanding Winston-Salem home prices

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

When your house appreciates you have a greater asset to borrow against, and you'll produce a larger profit when you sell. But how do you know what you're buying right now will appreciate over time? Property values in Winston-Salem fluctuate for numerous reasons. It's critical that you pick an agent in Winston-Salem who understands the factors that influence local prices.

What is the most crucial factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many believe that it's the economy. Naturally, interest rates, employment, job growth, government programs and some other national determinants have a noticeable influence on your house's worth. However, your property's value and the factors that play the most significant role in its appreciation depend on the local Winston-Salem economy and housing market.

Let John-Mark Mitchell's Realty Group help you with your first home purchase in Winston-Salem 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 when it comes to holding their value, these communities typically appreciate better than others.

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

Appreciation history - Have property prices increased or decreased over the past 5 to 10 years? Is the area thought of as desirable because of its location or affordability?

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Is there a nice combination of jobs in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential zoning changing? Each of these elements plays a part.

Knowing the factors that affect your home's market price is important. Click here to receive an evaluation of your property's value. Call me at (336) 722-9911 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.