Understanding property appreciation in St. Joseph

Over time, the worth of a home will fluctuate up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values typically go up. But there are no "sure things" in real estate, of course.

When your house appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a greater profit when you sell. Property values in St. Joseph go up and down for numerous reasons, so how can you be sure what you're investing in right now won't depreciate the day after you close? Choosing an agent in St. Joseph who knows the factors that influence local prices is the most important factor.


Many guess that the economy is the most critical factor affecting real estate appreciation. Clearly, interest rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and quite a few other national factors have a definite impact your house's value. However, your house's value and the things that play the most significant role in its appreciation are particular to the local St. Joseph economy and housing market.

Let Attila Real Estate help you with your first home purchase in St. Joseph Location in a community - Proximity to work and schools also have a great impact on many home buyers' decisions. So these communities often appreciate, or hold their value consistently, year to year.

Real estate sales trends - How fast are houses selling? Are sellers needing to discount much or offer concessions A lot of data can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will usually provide a more complete picture.

The appreciation history - Is the neighborhood thought of as desirable because of its location or affordability? Have property prices gone up or down over the past 5-10 years?

Economic factors - Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Is there a fair mixture of business in an area, or does it count on just one industry? All these play a part.

It's vital to learn about the factors that play into your home's worth. Click here to receive an estimation of your home's value. And if you have any questions, call me at 269.983.8000 or e-mail me .