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Appreciating property values in Springfield

Over time, the value of a piece of real estate will fluctuate up and down. Typically, home values appreciate in the long term. But there are no "sure things" in real estate, of course.

When your house appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a higher profit when you sell. But how do you know what you're purchasing presently will appreciate over time? Property values in Springfield vary for different reasons. It's imperative that you pick a REALTOR® in Springfield who recognizes the factors that affect local prices.


What is the biggest factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many are convinced that it's the economy. After all, mortgage rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and a lot of other national determinants are known to affect your home's value. However, your home's value and the features that play the biggest role in its appreciation are specific to the local Springfield economy and housing market.

Let Karen M Wilson of Murney Associates, REALTORS (Licensed in the state of Missouri) help you with your first home purchase in Springfield Access to services - Being close to schools, employment and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is important to many families and will greatly influence home values. So when it comes to keeping their value, these areas consistently appreciate the best.

Recent sales - Your REALTOR® should give you facts and figures on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you're asking about. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

The appreciation history - Is the neighborhood thought of as desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices gone up or down over the past 5-10 years?

Local economy - Is there a nice combination of job types in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? All these play a part.

It's worthwhile to be informed about the factors that impact your property's financial worth. Visit this link for an estimation of your house's value. Please call me at (417) 879-7233 or e-mail me with any questions.