What causes Tallahassee home prices to fluctuate?

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


When your property appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you make a higher profit when you sell. Property values in Tallahassee fluctuate for numerous reasons, so how do you know what you're investing in today won't depreciate the day after you close? It's imperative that you pick a REALTOR® in Tallahassee who knows the factors that influence local prices.

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The economy is believed to be the major factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, there are some issues on a national level that adjust your house's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, quarterly earnings reports, and more. However, your home's value and the features that play the biggest role in its appreciation depend on the local Tallahassee economy and housing market.

Let Sarah Eden & Company help you with your first home purchase in Tallahassee Access to services - Being close to schools, jobs and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a big deal to many families and will greatly influence home values. So those regions consistently appreciate, or hold their value, best.

Recent sales - Your REALTOR® should give you reports on the recent home sales in the districts that you'd like to live in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

History of appreciation - In the past 5 to 10 years, have property prices gone up or down? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the community is believed to be?

Local economy - Is there a good blend of job types in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? Each of these things plays a role.

Recognizing the factors that affect your home's financial worth is important. Visit this link for an estimation of your home's value. And if you have any questions, call us at 850.222.3075 or e-mail us .