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What drives property values in Pittsburgh to move up and down?

Over time, the value of a home will fluctuate up and down. Property values appreciate in the long term typically. But, of course, there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate.

When your house appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you'll create a greater profit when you sell. But how will you be sure what you're investing in today will appreciate over time? Property values in Pittsburgh move up and down for numerous reasons. The most important aspect to consider is that you select a real estate agent in Pittsburgh who recognizes the factors that influence local prices.

A lot of people believe that the economy is the major factor affecting real estate appreciation. It goes without saying that there are many issues on a national level that alter your home's value: unemployment, interest rates, the stock market, and more. But the most important things that decide your property's value depend on the local Pittsburgh economy and residential market.

Let Hanley Agency, Inc. help you with your first home purchase in Pittsburgh Access to services - Proximity to jobs and schools also have a major effect on all home buyers' decisions. So when it comes to holding their value, these regions often appreciate the best.

The latest home sales - You should receive reports on the recent real estate sales in the districts that you'd like to live in from your REALTOR®. You'll want to know data like how long a house stays on the market and asking price versus selling price.

The appreciation history - Is the area believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices risen or declined over the last 5-10 years?

Local economy - Is there a fair combination of job types in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local businesses hiring? These items play a part.

Knowing the factors that impact your home's value is important. Click here to receive an evaluation of your house's value. Please call me at 412-422-7900 or e-mail me with any questions.

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