1. A nearby Starbucks
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.