Understanding Vista home prices

Over time, the worth of a home will fluctuate up and down. Over a long enough period of time, property values usually go up. But, in real estate there are no guarantees.

When your home appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you make a higher profit when you sell. Property values in Vista go up and down for many different reasons, so how do you know what you're investing in this year won't depreciate the day after you close? It's important that you select an agent in Vista who knows the factors that affect local prices.

The economy is thought to be the number one factor affecting real estate appreciation. Clearly, mortgage rates, employment, job growth, government programs and a handful of other national determinants have a definite impact on your home's value. But the most influential things that figure your property's value are particular to the local Vista economy and housing market.

Let Stoneridge Realty & Property Management Services help you with your first home purchase in Vista Location in a community - Being close to schools, jobs and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a big deal to a lot of families and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to retaining their value, these areas typically appreciate much more reliably than areas lacking key features.

The latest home sales - How quickly are houses selling? Are sellers needing to discount much? Some information can be obtained from public records, but a good agent with a login to the local MLS will usually be able to provide a more complete picture.

History of appreciation - In the past 5 to 10 years, have home prices risen or declined? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the area is thought of as?

Local economy - Is there a fair mix of jobs in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? These items play a role.

Identifying the factors that affect your property's market price is important. Get an assessment of your home's value here. Call me at 760-727-3776 or e-mail me if you have any questions at all. I'd love to hear from you.