Walkable Neighborhoods Increase Property Values

Walkable neighborhoods continue to grow in popularity with buyers placing high value on access to workplaces, entertainment, shopping and dining without having to rely on a car. A home's walkability is not only increasingly in demand, its also a factor in raising home values. Recent data shows that mixed-use transit oriented neighborhoods improve property values and over the years walkable communities have held and increased their value, even in turbulent real estate markets. Respondents in a recent NAR (National Association of Realtors®) survey confirmed that buyers prefer to live in a neighborhood with a mix of homes and businesses. Communities where people can live close to work, buy groceries and socialize  –  all without needing a car  –  are the magnets that attract many of today's professionals, families and downsizing buyers. 

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 8:51 PM
Robin Myers | Category: home property values, lifestyle, neighborhoods | Tagged , ,

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