Real Estate Roundup 2/4/2016

Your Home Might Appreciate in Value Faster If You Live Near These Stores
Kristin Wong,

According to the report, homes appreciate faster when there’s a Starbucks, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s nearby.

Economics On Buying A House
Alex Tabbarock,

Housing is overrated as a financial investment. First, it’s not good to have a significant share of your wealth locked into a single asset. Diversification is better and it’s easier to diversify with stocks

Downtown Highrise Apartment Project Breaks Ground
Rachel Weick,

Construction has begun on a highrise apartment complex downtown that will stand alongside an entertainment complex and beer garden.