What causes Chicago home prices to fluctuate?

Over time, the worth of a piece of real estate will fluctuate up and down. Usually, house values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your home appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll produce a higher profit when you sell. There are numerous reasons why property values in Chicago change. So, how will you know what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? Choosing an agent in Chicago who understands the factors that influence local prices is the most important factor.

What is my home worth?

The economy is assumed to be the most important factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, mortgage rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and some other national factors have a noticeable influence on your house's value. However, your house's value and the aspects that play the biggest role in its appreciation are particular to the local Chicago economy and housing market.

Let Mark Malave help you with your first home purchase in Chicago Access to services - Many consumers wish to live in regions with the most useful components for households to thrive, such as a close proximity to jobs and schools. So those areas consistently appreciate, or keep their value consistently, year to year.

Recent sales - Your REALTOR® should provide you with data on the recent home sales in the areas that you're interested in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

Appreciation history - Have home prices gone up or down over the past 5-10 years? Is the area thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Is there a nice blend of business in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Each of these factors plays a role.

Learning the factors that influence your house's value is important. Click here to receive an assessment of your property's value. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at (773) 938-2585 or e-mail me.

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