Understanding Ocala home prices

Over time, the worth of a property will go up and down. Normally, house values appreciate in the long term. But, in real estate there are no "sure things".

When your home appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll realize a higher profit when you sell. But how can you be sure what you're investing in now will appreciate over time? Property values in Ocala rise and fall for various reasons. Choosing a REALTOR® in Ocala who recognizes the factors that affect local prices is the most important part.

A lot of people assume that the economy is the number one factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, interest rates, employment, job growth, government programs and some other national determinants have a measurable impact on your house's worth. But the most influential issues that determine your house's value are specific to the local Ocala economy and housing market.

Let ERA Big Sun Realty help you with your first home purchase in Ocala Location in a community - Most people want homes in the districts with the easiest access to places we go often or everyday, like our schools and work. So when it comes to holding their value, these regions generally appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

The latest home sales - You should receive statistics on the recent real estate sales in the districts that you're interested in from your real estate agent. You'll need to learn figures like how long a house stays on the market and seller discounts.

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

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Is there a nice blend of business in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential zoning changing? These items play a role.

Knowing the factors that impact your property's value is important. Get an assessment of your house's value here. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at 352-237-4343 or e-mail me.