Spencer Rascoff, of Zillow fame has written a #1 best-selling book on Amazon, called Zillow Talk, the New Rules of Real Estate.
As reluctant as I am to give Zillow any free PR, this book has some interesting information to share, as the leading real estate website, with all of their gleaned real estate data available to them.
One of the interesting tidbits was mentioned on Good Morning America, this morning.
They say that a house located near a Starbucks would have increased in value a strong 96% in the period from 1996 through 2014, as opposed to homes that were not near a Starbucks which appreciated a mere 65% in the same time frame. (That's a latte of appreciation)
The book also suggests:
* Using the word "cute" in your description could cost you lots of money. (yeah, I can see that)
* Never buy the worst house in a neighbourhood. (boy, I don't agree with that one)
* Never list your house for $444,000 (hmmm... I'm intrigued)
* You should never list your home before March Madness, nor after the Masters. (I can't agree with this one, either... our market starts the very beginning of February... well before March Madness)
I can't say that I agree with Spencer's "Grandé" conclusions ... but it's a lot of interesting information... entertaining at least.