Understanding Saint Louis home prices

Over time, the worth of a property will fluctuate up and down. House values appreciate in the long term for the most part. But, of course, there are no guarantees in real estate.

When your property appreciates you have a bigger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a higher profit when you sell. Property values in Saint Louis fluctuate for numerous reasons, so how will you be sure what you're purchasing today won't depreciate the day after you close? It's important that you pick a REALTOR® in Saint Louis who recognizes the factors that influence local prices.


What is the major factor impacting real estate appreciation? Many think that it's the economy. Naturally, there are several issues on a national level that influence your home's value: unemployment, interest rates, business growth, and more. However, your home's value and the elements that play the most significant role in its appreciation are particular to the local Saint Louis economy and housing market.

Let Diversified Real Estate Group help you with your first home purchase in Saint Louis Location in a community - People typically want homes in the districts with the most useful places we go often or everyday, such as our schools and jobs. So these communities usually appreciate, or hold their value consistently, year to year.

Recent home sales - You should receive figures on the recent real estate sales in the areas that you're interested in from your agent. You'll want to know data like time on market and seller discounts.

History of appreciation - In the last 5 to 10 years, have house prices increased or decreased? Does location or affordability affect how desirable the neighborhood is thought to be?

Economic factors - Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a good combination of job types in an area, or does it depend on just one industry? Each of these elements plays a role.

It's wise to learn about the factors that impact your property's worth. Get an estimation of your home's value here. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at (314) 568-5296 or e-mail me.