Is Buying a Home a Good Investment?

Listed at $202,400 5 bedrooms, 3 baths Contact Chris Samuels, 706-564-5855

Listed at $202,400. Brand new home.
5 bedrooms, 3 baths
Chris Samuels, Roman Realty,  706-564-5855

How much have home values increased in the past year? Has real estate been a good investment?

If you are in Colorado, your home value has increased by 12.28% (on average).

If you purchased a $400,000 home with 5 percent down, your $20,000 investment has grown to an equity of $49,120. You have more than doubled your money in only one year! (Not cash in hand, but by wealth in real estate.)

$400,000 x 12.28% = $449,120 value

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has released this annual appreciate by state for 2015:

AK 4.23%
AL 2.67%
AR 2.88%
AZ 7.14%

CA 7.9%
CO 12.28%
CT 0.78%

DC 7.14%
DE 3.32%
FL 9.67%
GA 6.29%

HI 6.34%
IA 3.79%
ID 7.9%
IL 3.4%
IN 3.42%

KS 4.09%
KY 4.13%
LA 4.12%

MA 4.85%
MI 5.47%
MN 4.75%
MO 4.28%
MS 3.10%
MT 4.25%

NC 4.64%
ND 4.8%
NE 4.72%
NH 3.6%
NJ 2.67%
NM 1.76%
NY 2.92%

OH 4.27%
OK 4.89%
OR 10.95%
PA 2.66%
RI 4.63%

SC 5.69%
SD 5.18%
TN 5.07%
TX 8.18%

UT 6.4%
VA 2.24%
VT 1.14%
WA 9.38%
WI 3.45%
WV 2.28%
WY 3.62%

No one can predict what 2016 will bring. The best reason to buy a home is simply because you want to own the space where you live and sleep. You want to stop paying your landlord’s mortgage and pay your own. You want the joy of home ownership! In the meantime, if owning real estate also increases your personal wealth, then that is great, too.

If you are a real estate agent who would like to be on my Recommended list, send me an email here.
If you’re buying a home in California or Washington state, I would love to provide you with excellent pricing, no junk fees, and stellar service.
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