What is the Long Term Potential of Your Vancouver Property?

You see a home on the market that you like. Should you buy it? Before you make an offer, it’s a good idea to get a sense of the property’s long-term potential. After all, a property is not just a potential home, it’s also an important investment.

Here are some things to look for when viewing homes on the market:

Is the area’s average income increasing? The more affluent a neighborhood becomes, the higher the property values.
Are employment opportunities growing nearby? If jobs are leaving the area, housing prices will likely decline.

Are there any nearby housing or community developments that will enhance the quality of life in the area? If a park with a quiet walking trail, or a prestigious golf course, is being built nearby, the value of the neighborhood will increase.

Is the crime rate on the rise or decline? This can have a significant impact on future property values.

Are there public transit lines located nearby? Studies show that housing prices increase in areas where public transit is close and convenient.

Is the property located in a neighborhood dominated by higher priced homes?

Does the property have features that will always be valued by home buyers, such as a large kitchen or spacious backyard.

Are there short-term negatives about the area that will eventually disappear, such as loud construction projects? Once those negatives are gone, house prices will often jump.

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