Appreciating property values in Eau Claire

Home values are continually changing. By and large, home values appreciate in the long term. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll make a larger profit when you sell. Property values in Eau Claire rise and fall for various reasons, so how do you know what you're purchasing today won't depreciate the day after you close? The most important factor to consider is that you select an agent in Eau Claire who is familiar with the factors that affect local prices.


The economy is assumed to be the most influential factor impacting real estate appreciation. After all, there are a lot of factors on a national level that alter your property's value: unemployment, mortgage rates, business growth, and more. However, your property's value and the components that play the most significant role in its appreciation are particular to the local Eau Claire economy and housing market.

Let Eau Claire Realty, Inc. help you with your first home purchase in Eau Claire Access to services - Proximity to work and schools also have a significant influence on most home buyers' decisions. So these communities generally appreciate, or carry their value consistently, year to year.

Recent sales - Your REALTOR® should give you information on the recent real estate sales in the districts that you'd like to live in. You'll want to know average time on market, selling versus listing price and more.

The appreciation history - Is the community believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices gone up or down over the past 5-10 years?

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

It's vital to know the factors that influence your home's value. Visit this link for an estimation of your house's value. Have any questions? Please feel free to call me at 715-456-5261 or e-mail me.