Understanding Morristown property appreciation

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


When your house appreciates you have more equity to borrow against, and you'll make a higher profit when you sell. But how will you be sure what you're investing in right now will appreciate over time? Property values in Morristown fluctuate for many different reasons. The most important factor is that you pick a real estate agent in Morristown who knows the factors that affect local prices.

What is the number one factor affecting real estate appreciation? Many guess that it's the economy. Clearly, there are many factors on a national level that affect your home's value: unemployment, interest rates, consumer confidence, and more. But the most important issues that determine your house's value are specific to the local Morristown economy and residential market.

Let Re/Max Real Estate Ten help you with your first home purchase in Morristown Access to services - Many of us decide to live in districts with the most helpful factors for households to do well, like a close proximity to schools and work. So these regions usually appreciate, or carry their value, best.

Recent sales - Your real estate agent should provide you with stats on the recent real estate sales in the regions 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 past 5-10 years? Is the neighborhood thought of as desirable because of its location or affordability?

The local economy - Are local businesses hiring? Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Is there a fair mixture of work in an area, or does it rely on just one industry? Is the mix of commercial and residential development changing? These items play a part.

It's important to be informed about the factors that play into your house's value. Visit this link for an evaluation of your property's value. Please call us at (423) 581-8881 or e-mail us with any questions.