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Understanding Chapin property appreciation

Real estate prices are constantly moving up and down. House values appreciate in the long term generally. But, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your house appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you get a greater profit when you sell. Property values in Chapin rise and fall for different reasons, so how can you be sure what you're investing in this year won't depreciate the day after you close? It's critical that you select a REALTOR® in Chapin who can identify the factors that affect local prices.


The economy is assumed to be the most influential factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, interest rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and some other national determinants have a measurable impact your property's value. But the most important issues that decide your house's value are particular to the local Chapin economy and housing market.

Let EXIT Midlands Realty help you with your first home purchase in Chapin Location in a community - Proximity to jobs and schools also have a significant impact on many home buyers' decisions. So these regions consistently appreciate, or hold their value, best.

Prior home sales - What's the time on market? What was the selling price compared to the listing price? Some information can often be retrieved from public records, but a good agent with access to the local MLS will usually provide a more complete picture.

Appreciation history - Have house prices gone up or down over the last 5 to 10 years? Is the community thought of as 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 jobs in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? These items play a part.

It's smart to be informed about the factors that affect your property's price. Get an assessment of your home's value here. Call me at 803.345.6124 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.

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