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Things That Can Affect the Pricing Value of a Home in 2018

Posted: June 11, 2018 at 1:40 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The property market is a hot and competitive market with low-interest rates and limited inventories which have created an ideal seller’s market in most parts of the country. On the other hand, buyers are often faced with high prices of houses, numerous bidding wars and prolonged search periods as they go into a very competitive property market. 

There are different factors which can influence the pricing value of a property, some of which are based on economic theories, population density, location and so on. Below are factors which can affect and impact property prices in 2018.

Location

The location of your home can have a great impact on its price. If your property is in a desirable location, with amenities and close to commuter links, with proximity to good schools, recreational facilities, recreational centers, and employment opportunities, the pricing value of a home will a positive impact. When a location is desirable, there is competition to move there and this, in turn, increases its price value.

Interest Rates

When there’s a rise in the interest rate, it means there’s an increase in the cost of variable mortgage payment by mortgage lenders. This is an important factor because it can lead to a decreased rate of mortgage offered by banks, which in turn reduces the monthly payment of mortgage a buyer must pay for a given amount of mortgage. 

When a mortgage monthly payment reduces, the loan becomes affordable to a homebuyer; this, in effect, can cause an increase on the size of its mortgage for which prospective home buyers are eligible to get, and this will likely lead to an increase in pricing value of properties.

Demographics

Millennials make up one of the biggest demographics and a larger percentage of first time home buyers in 2018. The demand for housing from these demographics is very enormous. This means if some people are pushed out of the market due to rising interest rates and other factors, there could still be a lot of millennials who are first time home buyers looking to buy houses, thereby causing an increase in pricing value of homes.

Economic Growth

As there is a boost in the growth of the economy and increased wages, more people would be able to buy a home. This will cause an increase in the overall demand of properties, therefore, increasing the prices of homes. Thus, making it quite the consistent demand in services from residential moving companies.

Home Upgrades

Adding upgrades to kitchens, flooring, walls and other parts of the home affects the pricing value of the home. A lot of buyers would prefer to purchase a house which is move-in-ready and will be willing to pay a reasonable price for such comfort. 

According to the National Association of Realtors, upgrades done in bathrooms and kitchens are among top upgrades cited by home buyers as some of the more important upgrades, as they represent a major expense if they had to do it themselves.

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