7 Surprising Features That Boost Your Home Value

1. A nearby Starbucks

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You can’t control when a new Starbucks coffee shop will open within your ZIP code. But each time one does, it stands to boost your home value, according to a 2018 study from Harvard Business School.

The addition of one Starbucks in a neighborhood within a given year is associated with a 0.5% increase in neighborhood home prices, researchers found.

Home values increase by the same percentage each time a new Starbucks opens, researchers found. So, if you owned a home worth $300,000 and two Starbucks opened nearby, your home value should increase by 1%, or $3,000.

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