A high growth in property value can be achieved by being close to one of the most important amenities of a neighborhood: grocery stores, especially from three chains.
In its annual report, Attom Data Solutions examined 2,255 postcodes nationwide with at least one Aldi, Trader Joe's, or Whole Foods – and sometimes two or all three – and then analyzed the impact on real estate markets.
Borrowers who bought a house near an Aldi in 2015 saw the highest price increase between then and 2020 at 41%. Meanwhile, homes near Trader Joe & # 39; s and Whole Foods had five-year ratings of 35% and 33%, respectively.
From Trader Joe & # 39; s, the average homeowner has 37% equity in their property compared to 33% for Whole Foods and 26% for Aldi. At the same time, sellers' return on investment in Trader Joe's zip codes rose to 51%, compared to 43% near Whole Foods and 41% in Aldi.
The return on flipping activity was reversed as properties near Aldi returned 58%. Whole Foods and Trader Joe & # 39; s lagged far behind with 36% and 30% respectively.
The differences between the four metrics can be explained by the location of the stores and the starting points for the housing. Trader Joe & # 39; s is based in California – a state with some of the highest prices in the country – and a large proportion of his business is located there. Additionally, Whole Foods is known for being located in affluent areas, while Aldi is usually found in low to middle income areas. The average home values were $ 644,558 for properties near Trader Joe & # 39; s, $ 532,224 near Whole Foods, and $ 250,850 near Aldi.
With better returns for borrowers and investors, proximity to supermarkets is something homebuyers often seek. Lenders should expect higher demand for properties that meet the criteria.