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A Lesson on Real Estate Appreciation

Is my house going up in value? How much; how fast? Seems simple enough.

At the root of this issue is whether real estate is a good and reliable investment. People want to know what they can expect out of their property when they sell it to move, or to pay for college, or for retirement. As is often the case, the issue is more complicated than it appears to be and it is aggravated by misleading information in the news almost every month. Specifically, appreciat