What determines home’s value- Woke Wednesdays In Real Estate E8


Many first time home buyers believe that the functionality alongside other features of the property are what matters the most to increase its value, but the reality is that the property’s physical structure depreciates over time.


It is the land underneath the structure that appreciates in value.

Property prices are a function of local supply and demand, the appearance, functionality, and maintenance of the physical structure will certainly impact value, but these factors have less impact than one may think.



Understanding how location and the future prospects of land values influence property returns allows investors to make better choices between competing assets. The reason that land is an appreciating asset is a simple one. It is in limited supply, and no one is producing any more.




So why are advisors always suggesting that property owners make constant investments to update their homes? The main reason is to counteract some or all of the depreciation that is slowly reducing the value of the structure.

Let’s go over what new home buyers should consider before making an investment in a property(expecting some high return in the future):




  • Smaller or less-attractive homes can provide greater investment returns.


To understand this point, think about two places on equal land parcels in the same neighborhood, one valued near the maximum and another selling at half that price. Since local supply and demand factors drive land values, houses in a neighborhood tend to appreciate by approximately the same amount per year. If the more expensive house appreciates by 10% (not including any specific improvements), this would be equivalent to a 20% return for the other – a much more efficient use of investment capital.



  • Locations within neighborhoods will affect land values.


Not all spots within an area are considered equal. we can see appreciate that most neighborhoods evolve their own social, cultural and demographic characteristics that impact demand for houses there.


  • The average age of neighbors can be important and we should take it under consideration.


  • Future development can change your property’s value for better or for worse.




So that’s all for today, hope you found this article useful so far and don’t hesitate in reaching me out if you have any questions or need a consultation.


Stay hungry and stay positive!

Make it a great day,

Sean La Rue


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeanLaRueHomeLoans/

Instagram: @seanlaruehomeloans

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sean-la-rue-sr-vice-president-franklin-loan-center/

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Sean La Rue. Bookmark the permalink.

About Sean La Rue

Sean lives in the Palm Desert area and works with Franklin Loan Center as the Senior Vice President. Sean is ready to provide you the concierge level-of-service experience in purchasing or refinancing a home in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Coachella, Indio, or anywhere in California. His commitment is to treat your home loan like his own because he cares about your family.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s