Dale Gratzol, Certified Residential Specialist
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What drives property values in South Bend to move up and down?

Over time, the value of a piece of real estate will fluctuate up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values , by and large, appreciate. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your house appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll create a greater profit when you sell. But how will you know what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? Property values in South Bend fluctuate for a variety of reasons. The most important part is that you select an agent in South Bend who is familiar with the factors that influence local prices.

   


The economy is assumed to be the most influential factor affecting real estate appreciation. Obviously, mortgage rates, employment, business growth, government programs and some other national factors have a definite alter your house's value. However, your home's value and the components that play the most significant role in its appreciation are specific to the local South Bend economy and housing market.

Let Coldwell Banker Anchor Real Estate help you with your first home purchase in South Bend Location in a community - Most people want homes in the regions with the best and most convenient amenities, like our schools, jobs, and shopping. So those regions often appreciate, or keep their value, best.

Prior home sales - How fast are homes selling? Are sellers having to discount much or offer concessions Some information can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will often provide a more complete picture.

Appreciation history - Have house prices gone up or down over the last 5 to 10 years? Is the community thought of as 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 fair blend of jobs in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential zoning changing? All these play a part.

It's wise to be informed about the factors that play into your home's financial worth. Get an estimation of your property's value here. Please call me at 574 243 9547 or e-mail me with any questions.