Vista home prices: Need some help understanding why they appreciate?

Over time, the worth of a piece of real estate will go up and down. Over a long enough period of time, property values usually appreciate. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your home appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll see a better profit when you sell. Property values in Vista vary for various reasons, so how do you know what you're buying today won't depreciate the day after you close? Choosing a real estate agent in Vista who can identify the factors that affect local prices is the most important thing.

The economy is believed to be the biggest factor impacting real estate appreciation. Naturally, there are many issues on a national level that impact your home's value: unemployment, interest rates, the stock market, and more. However, your home's value and the features that play the biggest role in its appreciation are particular to the local Vista economy and housing market.

Let Stoneridge Realty & Property Management Services help you with your first home purchase in Vista Location in a community - Convenient access to schools, employment and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a priority to a lot of us and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to holding their value, these communities typically appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

Real estate sales trends - Are homes on the market 30, 60, or 90 days or even longer? What was the final sales amount versus the asking price? A lot of data can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will often be able to provide a more complete picture.

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

Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a good mix of work in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? All these play a part.

It's important to know the factors that affect your home's value. Click here to receive an assessment of your house's value. Please call me at 760-727-3776 or e-mail me with any questions.