Welcome back to another edition of "Coffee With Connie! " Today I'm going to share with you one of the 13 ingenious tips that Zillow found when they did a huge research project on how to sell your home for the most money possible.

One of the most eye-opening revelations from this article, which can be found here, is that one of the best ways to ensure your home appreciates over time is by buying a home located near a Starbucks.

Through extensive research, they found that Starbucks tends to open new stores in areas that are experiencing gentrification, or increased home appreciation. They looked through almost 2 decades of information and found that the average American home appreciated by 65% over the last 17 years. That is a healthy rate, to be sure, but homes located near Starbucks saw an even bigger climb.

Houses located near a Starbucks, over the same period of time, appreciated by 96%! That's a huge increase in the average home appreciation, and shows that this trend has developed over time and will continue to do so.

We have a few Starbucks right here in Cobb County, and would love to show you some of these rapidly appreciating homes. If you have any questions, or would like to move to a place with better home appreciation, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!