Understanding Waterville home prices

Property values are forever in flux. Home values appreciate in the long term typically. But, of course, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have more resources to borrow against, and you'll create a larger profit when you sell. But how do you know what you're buying this year will appreciate over time? Property values in Waterville waver for a variety of reasons. The most important aspect is that you choose a REALTOR® in Waterville who recognizes the factors that affect local prices.

Many assume that the economy is the most influential factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, mortgage rates, unemployment, job growth, government programs and quite a few other national factors have a measurable impact on your home's worth. However, your property's value and the features that play the biggest role in its appreciation are particular to the local Waterville economy and housing market.

Let Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate help you with your first home purchase in Waterville Location in a community - Being close to schools, work and amenities like shopping, restaurants and entertainment is a big deal to many us and will greatly influence home values. So those communities typically appreciate, or carry their value consistently, year to year.

The latest home sales - You should receive reports on the recent real estate sales in the districts that you're interested in from your REALTOR®. You'll want to know figures like how long a house stays on the market and asking price versus selling price.

The appreciation history - Is the neighborhood considered desirable because of its location or affordability? Have house prices risen or declined over the past 5 to 10 years?

The local economy - Are local companies hiring? Have companies moved into or away from an area? Is there a fair mix of job types in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? Is the blend of commercial and residential zoning changing? Each of these items plays a role.

Knowing the factors that affect your house's market price is important. Click here to get an evaluation of your house's value. Please call me at (207) 660-4007 or e-mail me with any questions.

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