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What makes a property valuable?

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2021 | Real Estate & Development

Many factors go into determining the value of a property. This is one of the most important things you need to factor in when looking at new ones for business or commercial purposes.

The first thing you need to know is just what those factors are. They may differ from property to property, but some stay common throughout any purchasing experience.

Economic factors

HomeLight takes a look at what makes property appreciate in value over time. Appreciation refers to the gradual increase of your property’s value over time, which is crucial to consider when buying as you will likely also end up selling eventually.

First, there are economic factors. This includes population growth, the job market and the cost of borrowing. For example, property value will increase if you live in an area near a business center where plenty of workers are trying to house next to. Rich job growth leads to growth in real estate markets as well. So does the spread of population density, as it provides supply and demand depending on where the numbers fall.

Factors tied to location

The location is also a major contributor and some experts might say the most important because you cannot change the property’s location easily. Access to the city, zoning regulations, proximity to nature and other desirable scenery all play a role. Areas with other commercial businesses often see their property appreciate, too. The commercialization of rural areas often lifts property values, but this applies to any location undergoing development.

You may also want to seek the counsel of legal help with a specialization in real estate property. They can help you determine whether you are making a good choice for your business.