Items Tagged with 'property values'


  • When a Starbucks opens in town, home prices tend to rise

    Harvard study finds new measure of gentrification
    When a new Starbucks comes to town, you can expect to find a 0.5% increase in house prices in that ZIP code within a year, according to a recent study by the Harvard Business School. Apparently, Realtors and investors looking for clues about future property values can learn a latte from the presence of a new green sign in the neighborhood.
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  • Zillow “Zestimates” under fire again

    LA Times reports on controversial property value estimates
    For years, Realtors, real estate agents, and brokers questioned the accuracy of Zestimates and its benefit for buyers and sellers. Now a new report delves into Zestimates, finding that the margin of error for the property value estimates can be massive in some areas.
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  • Home prices tick up in June

    Housing market overall begins to cool
    Property values in 20 cities rose 12.1% in June from a year ago, but the data overall shows housing hitting a snag after experiencing significant growth.
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