NADIA SCHEFFERS, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) | ‚Äč'Client-Centered Real Estate'

                                                          Understanding Tallahassee Home Prices                                  

 Over time, the value of a home will fluctuate up and down.   Generally, home values appreciate in the long term. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk. 

When your house appreciates you have a larger asset to borrow against, and you'll generate a better profit when you sell. There are different reasons why property values in Tallahassee  vary.  So, how will you be sure what you're investing in presently will appreciate over time? The most important part is that you pick a real estate agent in Tallahassee who recognizes the factors that affect local prices.

What is the biggest factor impacting real estate appreciation?  Many guess that it's the economy. It goes without saying that mortgage rates, unemployment, business growth, government programs and a handful of other national factors have a measurable effect on your property's worth. But the most important factors that figure your home's value are specific to the local Tallahassee economy and residential market. 

Access to services - Many of us choose to live in areas with the best and most convenient factors for households to do well, like a close proximity to jobs and schools. So those regions generally appreciate, or carry their value consistently, year to year.

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

Appreciation history - Have home prices increased or decreased over the last 5-10 years?  Is the community believed to be desirable because of its location or affordability?

Local economy - Is there a good combination of job types in an area, or does it rely on just one industry?  Have businesses moved into or away from an area?  Are local businesses hiring? Each of these items plays a part. 

It's wise to learn about the factors that influence your property's price. Visit this link for an evaluation of your property's value. Please call me at
(850) 264-9005 or e-mail me with any questions.

Nadia Scheffers Coldwell Banker Hartung

Client-Centered Real Estate