Real Estate
5 Factors that Influence a Home’s Value
June 24, 2020

Before buying or selling a real estate, you must consider the real worth of the property so that you become a gainer at the end of a deal. There are several factors that must be considered before setting the final price of the home. In this article, we have discussed 5 of these factors so that its easier for you to set the price accordingly.

5 Aspects That Affects the Price of the House

The factors that determine home prices are:

1.     The Economy

The economy of the country and the local economy are a great influence on the prices of real estate. When the economy is shaky, people tend to worry more about their income, inflation, and losing a job rather than to invest in properties and houses. And that’s why house prices tend to go down because of a lack of demand.

On the other hand, when the economy is booming and people have a lot of money in their hands, they look for some places to invest the money. In such a scenario, because of high demand, your property price will soar like never before.

2.     Location

One of the most important factors that influence the value of your house is its location. Does the neighborhood have quality schools and employment opportunities? Is there any shopping, entertainment, and recreational centers?All of these determine the significance of the location and hence determines the price of your real estate.

For instance, a house that is closer to every amenity we have discussed above would be pricier than the property located in other areas. Remember that, the more popular and accessible a location is,the pricier and more valuable its property will be.

3.     Home size and usable space

Another factor that determines the value of your home is its size and how much usable space there is. A bigger house with a lot of usable space can significantly increase the price compared to a smaller home.

Usually, home prices are mentioned in terms of the value per square foot; it is the total sale price of the real estate divided by the total square footage of the house.

In addition to the home size, its usable space; garage, attics, and unfinished basements also have a great impact on the price. A house with these will definitely be pricier than a house without such usable spaces.

4.     Age and Condition

Aside from the size, the age and condition of the house also play a role in determining its value. Usually, buyers are more interested to invest in a newer property than an aged one because newer homes don’t need any renovations or repairs which might cost you extra money.

In addition to age, investors also consider the condition of the home structure. The better a home structure is maintained, the more valuable it would be to buyers rather than a “not so well structured” property.

5.     Interest Rates

Another aspect that influences the real estate value is the interest rate of the economy. If the interest on loans is high then homeowners would have to pay a higher monthly mortgage payment which in turn usually decreases the property value.

Similarly, when the interest on loans is lower, properties are more affordable to the buyers.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know the factors that drive real estate values, we hope that you would consider them before investing in any property.


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