1) somewhere people want to live 2) has land 3) on a transport corridor 4) has increased in price the last 10 years 5) don't buy something that hasn't already gone up in value at some point in the past This basically rules out anything in my price range. I assume everything that doesn't meet at least some of those criteria will never increase in price. I currently rent an apartment, it has been its price forever. Can anyone make any suggestions why apartment prices would increase ? They are all still about 400-450k.