Homes near coffee shops sell better

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Decades ago experts on the science of home selling included having a pot of freshly-brewed coffee ready when potential buyers came for a viewing as the smell gave a homely impression. As our lifestyles have changed living close to a coffee shop appears to be the modern equivalent. Stan Humphries, chief executive of real estate website Zillow has co-authored a book called “The New Rules of Real Estate” and after some number-crunching found that if your home is within a quarter of a mile of a coffee shop it can add to the value of your home by more than 30 per cent.  

  • judy on 2015-02-09 3:35:01 PM

    Another reason why we have so little "jingle in our jeans" when payday comes!

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