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Understanding how much your home is worth is important for a number of reasons. For one, when you go to sell your home, you’ll have an idea of how much equity that you’re working with. You may need to either refinance your home, take out a loan, or line of credit. Knowing the current market value of your home can give you a good idea of your finances and what to expect. Many people believe that their home is worth more than it actually is. In reality, your home is only worth what people will actually pay for the property in a certain time frame. 


Some websites offer basic ideas of how much your home is worth. You can also use the Internet to search for comparable properties and see what has been sold, how much it has been sold for, and how much other homes that are similar to yours in the neighborhood are worth. You’ll need to be sure that the comparing properties include the same types of features as your own home in order to get a good estimate. 


Consult A Realtor


Experienced realtors in your area are great resources for helping you to determine your property’s value. Many agencies offer free market value analyses, which can help you to see where your home would fall in the current real estate market. Realtors don’t get paid unless your home sells. They can use their many resources to work with you on the sale of your home and help you to price it appropriately.


Hire An Appraiser


If you want to dig a bit deeper in the pricing of your home, you’ll need to shell out a bit of cash. You could hire a certified appraiser who will dig deep into your property to determine the value. Once you find a buyer, another appraisal will happen on the property. The buyer pays for this. If you really want a good idea of how much your home is worth, hiring an appraiser beforehand is key. Keep in mind that appraisers may come up with slightly different estimates for the same home.      


Know The Key Things That Affect Home Value


There are a few big factors that influence just how much your property is worth. While you may love your big kitchen, it goes a lot further than that. Factors that contribute to how much your property is worth include:


  • The amount of land that you have
  • The neighborhood your home is in
  • The schools your home is near
  • How many square feet your property is
  • The condition of your home
  • Any updates that have been made to the home
  • The types of appliances you have
  • Has the home ever been foreclosed on? 
  • Is your home energy efficient?


Based on all of this information, you’ll be able to get a good idea of what your home is worth. Beware of things that can cause a major financial setback on your home’s value like an urgent need for roof replacement, dated windows, or an unknown crack in the foundation. Getting an idea of what your home is worth is a great way to keep on top of your own assets whether you’re prepared to sell or just curious about numbers.



This listing recently sold for $343,000.

290 Box Mountain Drive, Vernon, CT 06066  

Residential
$349,900
Price
$343,000
Sale Price
6
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
The view from this home is spectacular. Secluded private 8.87 acre lot with an additional 1.44 acre lot included with the sale. 3rd bedroom (unfinished) on the upper level has a private staircase from the garage, a full bath, and is plumbed for a kitchenette. Master bedroom has a balcony to sit out on and enjoy the view or watch the deer in the backyard. Unique 7 sided dining room with high ceiling and French doors. Stone fireplace in kitchen and living room. 2 car attached garage plus a 3 car detached garage with a full staircase to the huge storage area. Taxes on the extra lot are $1536. If buyer were to merge with the house lot the tax should be significantly less.


138 Phoenix Street, Vernon, CT 06066  

Residential
$155,000
Price
9
Total Rooms
5
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Charming 5 bedroom farmhouse built in 1900 with an addition in 1983 on over 5 1/2 acres. Updated siding, windows, and steel shingle roof. 12x24 deck with retractable awning. 1 car detached garage & 2 stall carriage house. Close to highway, shopping and Rails-to-Trails.


Don't miss this opportunity!! Very spacious home in over 55 community. Built in 2005, 2x6 construction, hurricane rated, tilt-in windows, fully applianced including washer and dryer, central air, super energy efficient, all for a very affordable price.. This home is move-in ready with a large deck and carport. Lot rental is $360.00 a month

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325 Kelly Road, Vernon, CT 06066  

Residential
$39,900
Price
3
Total Rooms
1
Bedrooms
1
Baths
Don't miss this opportunity!! Very spacious home in over 55 community. Built in 2005, 2x6 construction, hurricane rated, tilt-in windows, fully applianced including washer and dryer, central air, super energy efficient, all for a very affordable price.. This home is move-in ready with a large deck and carport. Lot rental is $360.00 a month




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