Home Appreciation

What causes Phoenix home prices to fluctuate?

Home prices are constantly moving up and down. Over a long enough period of time, home values , by and large, go up. But, in real estate there is always a certain amount of risk.

When your property appreciates you have a more valuable asset to borrow against, and you make a better profit when you sell. But how will you know what you’re purchasing today will appreciate over time? Property values in Phoenix go up and down for a variety of reasons. It’s imperative that you go with a real estate agent in Phoenix who understands the factors that affect local prices.

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The economy is thought to be the most influential factor impacting real estate appreciation. Obviously, mortgage rates, employment, job growth, government programs and some other national factors have a noticeable influence on your home’s worth. But the most influential factors that figure your house’s value are particular to the local Phoenix economy and residential market.


Access to services – Many of us prefer to live in districts with the most conducive factors for homes to succeed, like a close proximity to jobs and schools. So those regions usually appreciate, or carry their value, best.

The latest home sales – You should receive statistics on the recent real estate sales in the regions that you’re interested in from your REALTOR®. You’ll want to analyze data like how long a house stays on the market and asking price as opposed to selling price.

Appreciation history – Have house prices gone up or down over the last 5-10 years? Is the neighborhood thought of as desirable because of its location or affordability?

Economic factors – Have businesses moved into or away from an area? Are local companies hiring? Is there a good blend of job types in an area, or does it rely upon just one industry? Each of these elements plays a part.

Knowing the factors that play into your property’s worth is important. Click here to get an estimation of your home’s value. Please call us at 602-305-9033 or e-mail us with any questions.