Real estate news that should perk you up

February 6, 2015
A Starbucks employee roasts coffee beans during a preview its new Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in conjunction with its biennial investor meeting in Seattle, Washington December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

A Starbucks employee roasts coffee beans during a preview its new Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in conjunction with its biennial investor meeting in Seattle, Washington December 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

 

It’s time to stop complaining about Starbucks being everywhere – because they’re helping your home price.

A Reuters Money report shows that real estate values are higher for properties located near coffee shops. In fact, Zillow data shows homes adjacent to Starbucks rose by 96 percent over roughly a decade and half. Homes prices for residences near Dunkin’ Donuts also climbed, although at a slower rate.

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