Hi Alex, the value of a home is usually based on location, condition, price and current market conditions like supply and demand. Interest rates also play a major factor.
It sounds like you need an appraiser if you want to know the sq ft of your home. If you need a referral, I have a good one who will not charge you that much if all you need is to find out the size of your home.
I think you'll find people that will say it is stable and others that will say that it is not. I personally believe that when you are ready to buy and if you are in it for the long run, the price fluctuations will not matter as you are in it for the long haul and real estate has tended to appreciate over time.... more