Businesses That Lure Homebuyers

By AFN Media Selling Your Home

Fixer-uppers have been known to help add value to your property, remodeling a kitchen is the number one home remodel project. However, a recent studied showed that something else could add to your property value, but it may not be in your control. 

Starbucks Coffee creates a new lifestyle or brand in your neighborhood.


According to Zillow buying or selling a home in your area will benefit if a Starbucks Coffee is nearby. From 1997 to 2014 homes within a quarter mile of a Starbucks location increased in value by 96%. The coffee mecca is not the only retailer increasing home values; a recent study showed that living near Whole Foods or Trader Joes also increases property value. To be exact, Zillow reported that homes located within a mile from one of these specialty stores were worth more than twice as much as the median home in the rest of the country.

          This shows a growing trend that places such as Starbucks or Whole Food indicate that their neighborhood is desirable or up and coming. For stores such as Trader Joes or Whole Foods, it is more than checking off items on your grocery list. It has become a lifestyle people associate with. So if you are in the market you may want consider what other markets are in your area.