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Appreciating property values in Pittsburgh

Property prices are constantly moving up and down. Over a long enough period of time, property values , by and large, go up. But, of course, there is always a certain amount of risk in real estate.

When your property appreciates you have more resources to borrow against, and you'll see a greater profit when you sell. Property values in Pittsburgh fluctuate for numerous reasons, so how will you know what you're buying presently won't depreciate the day after you close? Choosing an agent in Pittsburgh who recognizes the factors that influence local prices is the most important thing to consider.

A lot of people think that the economy is the biggest factor affecting real estate appreciation. Naturally, mortgage rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and some other national determinants have a definite effect on your home's worth. But the most significant things that decide your home's value are specific to the local Pittsburgh economy and residential market.

Let Hanley Agency, Inc. help you with your first home purchase in Pittsburgh Access to services - Many of us choose to live in regions with the most conducive characteristics for homes to thrive, such as a close proximity to schools and work. So when it comes to retaining their value, these communities consistently appreciate better than others.

Real estate sales trends - What's the time on market? What was the final sales amount versus the listing price? Some information can often be obtained 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 area thought to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have property prices risen or declined over the past 5 to 10 years?

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

It's important to learn about the factors that affect your property's price. Get an evaluation of your home's value here. And if you have any questions, call me at 412-422-7900 or e-mail me .

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