I was having lunch with my grandmother recently and she told me about how she had bought her home for $37,000 in South Park in 1966. That same 2,500 sq ft. colonial is now worth $600,000 in today’s market. That’s an incredible increase in value with relatively little work done on the home after all these years. This got me thinking about how much homes appreciate and how much they’ve appreciated in just the last decade.

If you would have invested in a single-family home for $160,000 in August of 2009, it would be worth $269,000 today. That’s a 68% increase. For a condo/townhome, a $137,948 purchase in August 2009 would be worth $210,000 today.

“Home values in Charlotte have increased by 68% over the past decade.”

The great thing about real estate is that you don’t have to pay for the entire investment all at once. You can put a down payment on the property while someone else pays it off. You can really increase those appreciation numbers when you minimize what you put into it.

If you have any questions about investing in real estate and how it can build your wealth, or if you have any other questions about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.